Undergraduate Course: Drawing Architecture (LLLA07118)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED
Drawing Architecture will enable students to understand the currency and value of freehand drawing as a means to see, think, explore and dissect the built environment. Students are asked to dust off their pens, pencils, crayons and charcoal sticks to undertake a series of observational and development drawing workshops intended to raise the profile of drawing as żża tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement.ż*www.campaignfordrawing.org/bigdraw
The focus will be architectural and students will visit a diverse range of notable buildings within close proximity of the centre of Edinburgh. Students will have an opportunity to hone their drawing skills and re-present specific buildings by employing different methods and media. By the end of the courses, students will have completed their own collection of architectural research, resultant studies and a range of resolved drawings.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Intended learning outcomes
By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to
demonstrate their creative thinking, research, contextual awareness and visual appreciation of the built environment, primarily through a sketchbook and/or visual journal
evidence a range of drawing techniques acquired, practiced and explored in order to make a range of resolved and accomplished drawings derived from the study and examination of architecture which reveal a distinctive personal vision
present an edited and coherent body of studies, samples and completed visual works underpinned by their research and practice of the context of architectural drawing
John Berger + Jim Savage, Berger on Drawing, (2007) Occasional Press
Lorraine Farrelly, Basics Architecture: Representational Techniques, (2007) AVA Publishing.
Mo Zell, The Architectural Drawing Course: Understand the Principles and Master the Practices, (2008) Thames + Hudson.
Gabriel Campanario, The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing on Location Around the World, (2012) Quarry Books.
Valerie Douet, Drawing for Pleasure, (2006) Search Press.
Verner Bickley + Gillian Bickley, A Personal Journey Through Sketching, (2010) Proverse.
Matthew Frederick, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School, (2007) MIT Press.
Simon Unwin, Analysing Architecture, (2009) Routledge.
John Berger, Ways of Seeing, (1972) Penguin Classics.
Brian Edwards, Understanding Architecture through Drawing, (2008) Taylor + Francis.
Francis Ching, Architectural Graphics, (2009) John Wiley + Sons.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Using a range drawing media to produce creative effects.
Understanding the uses of tone and colour.
An enhanced understanding of architecture and composition.
Increased ability to undertake research and self-reflection
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400