Undergraduate Course: Drawing Spaces (DESI08138)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will investigate a range of drawing techniques, skills, and exploration in relation to three-dimensional spaces. Through a series of theoretical lectures, practical workshops and field visits, students will learn skills, practise applying them, and experiment in a range of media, in order to respond to real spaces within urban environments through freehand drawing.
Looking at a variety of existing spaces, and drawing them in different styles, including perspective, scale and detail, students will be taught a range of key three-dimensional hand-drawing skills, to allow them to express their ideas in a professional manner.
Lectures will provide key points for focus and discussion, exploring themes of drawing theory, history of drawing, and diverse drawing styles. These theoretical lectures will accompany a series of weekly seminars, visits and workshops, where students will test out the various styles and themes discussed.
Each student will develop their own sketchbook throughout the course, charting the progression of their own drawing style and practice. Based on a given theme, students will then be asked to develop an individual response to the former in sketchbook form, which will act as a conduit for the exploration of new lines of enquiry.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| If this course is compulsory to your programme, you will automatically be enrolled. For all other students, including Design students, the course is open on a first come, first served basis with CO approval until the course is full. This course may have limited availability for non-Design students. Please contact the Course Organiser if you wish to enrol.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 7,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5.5,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12,
Fieldwork Hours 6,
Formative Assessment Hours 0.5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
||Formative feedback and Assessment:
Group presentations, tutorials and crits will include verbal feedback from peers and staff on a weekly basis.
Mid-semester, students will submit a self-evaluation form, and be given verbal formative feedback on their work to date.
Summative Feedback and Assessment:
At the end of the course students will submit a final edited portfolio of work and a self-evaluation form, and be given written feedback and grades on their work submitted.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles of three-dimensional hand drawing.
- Apply a range of drawing-based techniques and responses to the representation of three-dimensional spaces.
- Communicate an individual creative response to a topic through three-dimensional drawing in a structured professional sketchbook format.
|Meier-Pauken, K. Quick and Lively Urban Sketching. Searchpress Ltd. (2016)|
Plunkett, D. Drawing for Interior Design. Laurence King. (2009)
Travis, S. Sketching for Architecture and Interior Design. Laurence King. (2015)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Spatial Awareness, Sketching, Drawing Techniques
|Keywords||drawing by hand,perspective,sketchbook,mixed media
|Course organiser||Mr Andrew Siddall
|Course secretary||Miss Barbara Bianchi
Tel: (0131 6)51 5736