Undergraduate Course: Drawing for Design Practice 1: Drawing for designing and making (DESI08110)
|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||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course introduces drawing as a navigational tool to develop your hand/eye co-ordination. This will be achieved through various practice led set drawing exercises and visual research methodologies.
The aim of this course is to develop drawing skills that will support designing and making. Design innovation is fuelled by a curiosity of the visual world and this course will embed an understanding of how visual research underpins design.
Through a combination of studio based assignments and location drawing visits you will cover a wide spectrum of different ways of observing and recording visual information within a range of media and applications.
This course 'Drawing for Design Practice 1: Drawing for designing and making' is a series of weekly set projects that introduce a variety of media and techniques for analysing and capturing visual data especially pertinent to applied artists.
The typical schedule will include:
1) Studio still- life set ups
2) Life models
3) Mono printing
4) Stencil work
5) Wire modelling
6) Timed drawing projects
7) Organized visits to locations within Edinburgh and Glasgow
8) Organized visits to specialist drawing collection archives in Edinburgh
9) Visits to exhibitions
You are asked to work in sketchbooks, loose sheet paper and also written evaluation collating this work week-on-week for a formative and summative assessment. For the both assessments you are asked to select and present work both in written and visual format.
To develop this research further and help you to comprehend different drawing methods and practices. You will be asked in your self-managed time to visit museums and galleries as well as other sources to investigate other artists and designers. This may link to other studio projects, but should be recorded in no smaller than an A4 sketchbook format with reflective comments and analysis. You will be asked to present your documented work and reflective analysis of a selected artist or genre from this research for assessment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| If this course is Core 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 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.
|Additional Costs|| Approximate costs for paper, sketch books and drawing materials £30
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||There will be both Formative assessments and Summative assessments of 100% course work
Submission 1 : mid semester review week 5 or 6.
Submission 2: end of semester.
100% course work
Students will submit the following:
Learning outcomes and the following submissions will have equal weighting
1. Drawing sketchbooks, collated visual and written research/evaluation from exhibition and
2. A portfolio of sheet 2D and 3D work from the set drawing classes
3. Eight selected and mounted sheets
Summative assessment: All components for assessment are to be handed in together.
Components of assessment 1,2,3 link directly to LOs 1,2,3 ( 1:1, 2:2, 3:3) Equally Weighted.
||Submission 1 : mid semester review week 5.
You will be asked to present your work in progress from weeks 1-5 in group for feedback and feed-forward.
Formative feedback will be provided in writing in relation to all learning outcomes.
Summative feedback will be provided in writing and verbally through individual tutorials.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an ability to investigate, gather and collate research themes relevant to the crafts & applied arts.
- Evidence a considered range of approaches to design drawing and making.
- Evaluate and select for a portfolio of work which professionally presents emerging personal research themes.
|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.
Simblet, S. The Drawing Book. London, DK (2005)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
Developing hand eye co-ordination;
Critical and reflective analysis;
Awareness of wider shared ethos of art and design.
|Keywords||Drawing,composition,hand eye co-ordination,colour,form,texture
|Course organiser||Ms Susan Cross
Tel: 0131 221 6238
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713