Course Outline

DES107 Drawing Practice

Course Coordinator:Deborah Fisher (dfisher@usc.edu.au) School:School of Business and Creative Industries

2022Semester 1

USC Sunshine Coast

USC Moreton Bay

Blended learning Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.

Online

Online You can do this course without coming onto campus.

Please go to the USC website for up to date information on the
teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.

What is this course about?

Description

In this course you will learn how to adapt and use established drawing techniques to effectively visualise and communicate your ideas. You will apply various mediums and creative techniques to represent a range of 2D & 3D objects sourced from the human figure, curated vignettes or from the built environment. You will develop conceptual and practical skills through portfolio development while strengthening analytical skills by documenting, evaluating and reflecting on your final submissions in a journal.

How will this course be delivered?

Activity Hours Beginning Week Frequency
Blended learning
Learning materials – Asynchronous learning materials 1hr Week 1 13 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Face-to-face workshop 2hrs Week 1 10 times
Seminar – All cohort workshop 2hrs Throughout teaching period (refer to Format) 3 times
Online
Learning materials – Asynchronous learning materials 1hr Week 1 13 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Online workshop 2hrs Week 1 10 times
Seminar – All cohort seminar 2hrs Throughout teaching period (refer to Format) 3 times

Course Topics

The course topics may include the following- 

How we see and make sense of objects

Curating the image for consumption

From where I stand...Perspective

Rapid Reproduction

Capturing the face and features

Figure Drawing from life model (Please note there is nudity in this section)

Representing the human figure- The Masters

Technical Drawing

Notational Drawing

Communicating to the client

Expressing yourself

What level is this course?

100 Level (Introductory)

Engaging with discipline knowledge and skills at foundational level, broad application of knowledge and skills in familiar contexts and with support. Limited or no prerequisites. Normally, associated with the first full-time study year of an undergraduate program.

What is the unit value of this course?

12 units

How does this course contribute to my learning?

Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to... Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...
1 Describe, analyse and evaluate design practice. Creative and critical thinker
2 Use two and three-dimensional drawing conventions to communicate complex ideas and information. Empowered
3 Produce and communicate design solutions in a professional and technically appropriate manner. Engaged
4 Use a range of materials and methods to produce finished drawings and presentations. Empowered
5 Communicate the creative process using written and visual modes. Engaged

Am I eligible to enrol in this course?

Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.

Pre-requisites

Not applicable

Co-requisites

Not applicable

Anti-requisites

FSH101

Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills (where applicable)

Not applicable

How am I going to be assessed?

Grading Scale

Standard Grading (GRD)

High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).

Details of early feedback on progress

Early formative feedback will be provided on drawing developments by Week 4.

Assessment tasks

Delivery mode Task No. Assessment Product Individual or Group Weighting % What is the duration / length? When should I submit? Where should I submit it?
All 1 Portfolio Individual 20%
4 (sets of 2) weekly drawing activities and (1) relevant reflective journal entry.
Week 5 Online Submission
All 2 Portfolio Individual 40%
4 (sets of 2) weekly drawing activities and (1) relevant reflective journal entry.
Week 10 Online Submission
All 3 Portfolio Individual 40%
4 (sets of 2) weekly drawing activities and (1) relevant reflective journal entry.
Week 13 Online Submission
All - Assessment Task 1:Learning to see portfolio
Goal:
The goal is to produce a portfolio containing finished drawings reflecting each weeks theme and to critically track and evaluate your design process in a journal.
Product: Portfolio
Format:
You will create a portfolio of finished drawings (some may be a single drawing, some may be a series of drawings) that explore each of the four themes covered in this module. You will also journal or take notes on your learning, thoughts, reflections relating to your creative activities.  The detailed task topics and a copy of the assessment matrix used are available on Canvas
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Describe, analyse and evaluate your design practice
1 2
2
Use drawing conventions and techniques
2 3
3
Demonstrate a range of materials and methods
4
4
Communication
5
All - Assessment Task 2:Visualising people and things portfolio
Goal:
The goal is to produce a portfolio containing finished drawings reflecting each weeks theme and to critically track and evaluate your design process in a journal.
Product: Portfolio
Format:
You will create a portfolio of finished drawings (some may be a single drawing, some may be a series of drawings) that explore each of the four themes covered in this module. You will also journal or take notes on your learning, thoughts, reflections relating to your creative activities.  The detailed task topics and a copy of the assessment matrix used are available on Canvas.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Describe, analyse and evaluate your design practice
1 2
2
Produce professional and technically appropriate design solutions
2 3
3
Use 2D and 3D drawing conventions
1 2 3 4
4
Demonstrate a range of materials and methods
4
5
Communication
5
All - Assessment Task 3:Maximising clarity and minimising confusion portfolio
Goal:
The goal is to produce a portfolio containing finished drawings reflecting each weeks theme and to critically track and evaluate your design process in a journal.
Product: Portfolio
Format:
You will create a portfolio of finished drawings (some may be a single drawing, some may be a series of drawings) that explore each of the four themes covered in this module. You will also journal or take notes on your learning, thoughts, reflections relating to your creative activities.  The detailed task topics and a copy of the assessment matrix used are available on Canvas.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Describe, analyse and evaluate your design practice
1 2
2
Produce professional and technically appropriate design solutions
2 3
3
Use 2D and 3D drawing conventions
2 3
4
Demonstrate a range of materials and methods
4
5
Communication
5

Directed study hours

A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.

What resources do I need to undertake this course?

Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.

Prescribed text(s) or course reader

There are no required/recommended resources for this course.

Specific requirements

You will need to bring to class the basic drawing materials required for each week?s exercise. These are listed on Canvas in the weekly lesson folder and in the weekly planner.

How are risks managed in this course?

Health and safety risks for this course have been assessed as low. It is your responsibility to review course material, search online, discuss with lecturers and peers and understand the health and safety risks associated with your specific course of study and to familiarise yourself with the University’s general health and safety principles by reviewing the online induction training for students, and following the instructions of the University staff.

What administrative information is relevant to this course?

Assessment: Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation.  It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline.  This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.

Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person.  You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.

In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin.  This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.

Assessment: Additional Requirements

Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying:

The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4%
The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale
You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct.

Assessment: Submission penalties

Late submission of assessment tasks may be penalised at the following maximum rate: 
- 5% (of the assessment task's identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- 10% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the third day - 20% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome.

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For help with course-specific advice, for example what information to include in your assessment, you should first contact your tutor, then your course coordinator, if needed.

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