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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)


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)

Mike Mills

Contact hours

4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours


DGN1001, DWG1301