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Undergraduate Course: Drawing Spaces (DESI08138)

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 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.
Additional Costs Sketchbooks and drawing materials for sketching and drawing, interim and final submissions. General printing for interim and final submissions. Approx. £40 (note: this may not cover all students own generated drawing & printing during early stages).
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. 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 secretaryMiss Barbara Bianchi
Tel: (0131 6)51 5736
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