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Undergraduate Course: Drawing for Design Practice 2 (DESI08109)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course Drawing for design practice 2 allows you to develop both your hand/eye co-ordination through various drawing exercises and also introduces how to start translating 2D drawings into 3D models or a maquette that forms the basis for design development. These exercises will complement and expand on those covered in Drawing for design practice 1 and allow you to develop further your individuality and personal style. The course will assist your studio projects by introducing to you the selecting and editing process that lays the foundation for design development.

Through a combination of research gathering visits to collections and studio based assignments you will build a personal portfolio providing you with the necessary drawing skills and an understanding of 3D visualization.
Course description This course Drawing for design practice 2 is a series of weekly set assignments that will give you the opportunity to explore and extend your drawing practice with an emphasis on further development of your own personal style. In parallel to experimenting and learning new techniques of drawing you will be introduced to methods of translating 2D into 3D model or maquette making. Exploring and understanding material properties whilst being able to visualize your drawing research is key to the design process. This course will offer fundamental awareness of the design process alongside useful transferable skills.

The schedule will typically include:
1) Introductory illustrated presentation of contemporary designers and their individual approaches to drawing and designing;
2) Organized visits to research collections within Edinburgh and Glasgow;
3) Drawing methods including material explorations;
4) Model/Maquette making;
5) Group presentation of project work

You are asked to work in sketchbooks, on loose sheet paper, make 3D models, present written notes from the illustrated lectures for the formative assessment and prepare and present your project to your peer group for the summative assessment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is open to ALL STUDENTS and enrolments are managed on a first come first served basis until the course is full. The course will be open to enrolments from Wednesday 11th September at 11.00 am. Please sign up for the course through your own School (they will advise if this is done via your PT, SSO or Teaching Office). We do not currently keep a waiting list.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an ability to investigate a breadth of visual material using a broad range of drawing methods.
  2. Critically evaluate a range of considered approaches to design selection and translation from 2D into 3D models or a maquette.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to select and communicate research themes and communicate your personal direction.
Reading List
Cane, K. Making and Drawing. A&C Black Visual Arts (2012)
Drawing Projects an exploration of the language of drawing. Mick Maslen & Jack Southern. Black Dog publishing.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Drawing skills and Design thinking
Developing hand eye co-ordination
Critical and reflective analysis
Awareness of wider shared ethos of art and design
Communication skills
KeywordsDrawing,composition,materials,construction,hand eye co-ordination,colour,form,texture
Course organiserMs Susan Cross
Tel: 0131 221 6238
Course secretaryMs Georgia Dodsworth
Tel: (0131 6)51 5712
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