ILU113 - Structural Drawing 1

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Subject Title
Structural Drawing 1

Subject Description

This subject introduces the student to the skill of structural drawing. Drawing systems for perspective and proportion will be covered to provide the strong foundation required to render three-dimensional forms on paper. Detailed instruction in rendering techniques for paraline and optical perspective, tone, colour, and visual research for illustration will be covered. Visualization and observational skills will also be developed over the duration of this subject.

Credit Status
1 credit towards the Independent Illustration Diploma

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

  1. Draw in perspective with structure and from any angle.
  2. Visualize three-dimensional views from plans and elevations using paraline drawing systems
  3. Use traditional and digital tools to render three-dimentional forms using perspective systems
  4. Conceive the environment as a narrative device for illustration.
  5. Render line, value, and colour in pencil, pen, ink, and digitally, to create form, depth, and visual focus.
  6. Source and apply photographic visual research for the purpose of illustration.
  7. Respond constructively and professionally to giving and receiving critical feedback in the process of evaluating work.

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.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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

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

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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