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ARCH70-123: Design Thinking Through Drawing

Description

This subject aims to translate critical observations of the world into visual and spatial language through engagement of your eyes, your hands and your mind.  Focus will be on drawing as a tool for creative action, an aid to unlock your creative potential and make impact with fundamental design and creative strategies. Fundamental design strategies and drawing skills will be developed through a series of technical drawing exercises and assignments. Using drawing as a tool for communication, students will be exposed to a range of methods of graphic presentation, through diagrams, storyboards, vignettes, tone and shadow, orthographic conventions, life drawing and iterative sketching. Students will also practice the broader communication skills involved in organising and making presentations-graphic presentation in the form of a portfolio and verbal presentation in the form of in-class exercises. In addition, students will also be introduced to the relationship between the architect/designer and the ubiquitous sketchbook.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: ARCH70-123
EFTSL: 0.063
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 5
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $2,480.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $2,505.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $2,570.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $2,700.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $2,700.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $2,770.00

Learning objectives

1. Demonstrate advanced skills in simultaneous drawing/thinking as part of the creative design process. 2. Demonstrate advanced skills in using drawing/diagramming as an effective language of design and communication. 3. Demonstrate the ability to perceive and communicate three-dimensional space through an understanding of perspective theory.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
    Semester start: 17/01/2022
    Subject start: 17/01/2022
    Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
    Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
    Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
    Teaching census: 11/02/2022
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 17/07/2022
    Semester start: 12/09/2022
    Subject start: 12/09/2022
    Cancellation 1: 26/09/2022
    Cancellation 2: 03/10/2022
    Last enrolment: 25/09/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 08/10/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 29/10/2022
    Teaching census: 07/10/2022
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
Semester start: 17/01/2022
Subject start: 17/01/2022
Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
Teaching census: 11/02/2022