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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Edinburgh College of Art : Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Undergraduate Course: Drawing Spaces (ARCH08055)

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 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.
Course description Looking at a variety of existing spaces, and drawing them in different styles and scales, including orthographic and perspective projections, students will be taught a range of key 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements If this course is Core to your programme, you will automatically be enrolled.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  16
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 7, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12, Fieldwork Hours 6, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 164 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Present the fundamental range of 2 and 3 dimensional architectural drawing methods.
  2. Apply a range of drawing-based techniques and responses to the representation of architectural spaces.
  3. Communicate an individual creative response to a number of spaces through drawing in a structured professional portfolio format.
Reading List
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)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Spatial Awareness, Sketching, Drawing Techniques
Keywordsdrawing by hand,perspective,sketchbook,mixed media
Course organiserMr Andrew Siddall
Course secretaryMrs Abbie Humphreys
Tel: (01316) 502306
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