Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ilya Fridman


This unit covers an advanced practice of combining techniques and media, as well as experimental methods; introduction to framing of the subject; selection of the most appropriate view; combination of views; development of background treatment; composition of pictorial settings for products.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. draw to build ideas and show salient features of an intended design rather than a pre-existing object;
  2. appreciate drawing as a method of externalising thoughts and developing ideas;
  3. communicate their ideas through concept presentation sketches and renderings;
  4. use drawing for persuasion and communication in a product design context;
  5. demonstrate proficiency in the use of appropriate drawing mediums and equipment;
  6. understand the range of drawing mediums and select appropriate techniques to suit the nature of the design or the communicative purpose.


Regular exercises:70% Visual diary: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Robbie Napper

Contact hours

4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours


DGN1001 or ARC2002, DWG1301