GRA180 - Drawing

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Subject Title

Subject Description
This subject introduces the student to the basic principles of drawing. Classes are geared toward giving fundamental knowledge of drawing and developing skills to render thumbnails and roughs quickly and effectively. The importance of learning to draw cannot be underestimated for graphic designers as this skill strengthens your ability to communicate.

Credit Status
Graphic Design Diploma Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the brain's structure and how this relates to the ability to draw
  2. Utilize basic perspective including drawing convincing cylindrical objects, shading and cross hatching in drawings
  3. Consider and incorporate negative space when constructing imagery
  4. Demonstrate how to draw thumbnail sketches quickly and effectively
  5. Develop effective graphic translations drawing methods
  6. Develop a pattern from a natural object
  7. Employ the use of various drawing tools

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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