Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Combined Autumn Spring Summer & Vacation 4 30 (15) Chloe Street Tarbatt checkmark-circle


This module teaches the principles and skills of orthographic and metric projections, perspective drawing and rendering of drawings to communicate design aspirations. The acquisition of skills to make 3D models, from conceptual to finished scaled presentations is started in this module. The module will develop various skills in recording the observed environment through appropriate drawing, modelling and a whole range of graphic systems. Emphasis will be placed on the use of the sketch book and the development of freehand drawing, but the module will also develop students' skills in visual communication and presentation dealing with 3D computer modelling. Students enhance their modelling skills to develop high quality rendering skills.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 140
Private Study Hours: 160
Total Hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Manual Portfolio (60%)
Digital Portfolio (40%)
Both of the above assessed components must be passed

Reassessment methods
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Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

Ching, Francis. (2002). Architectural graphics: London: Wiley.
Daniele,T. (2008). Poly-Modelling with 3DS Max. Burlington: Focal press.
Dayley,L. D. & B. (2010). Photoshop CS5 Bible. Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing.
Delaney, Miriam, Gorman, Anne. (2011). Studio Craft & Technique: Dublin: UCD.
Finkelstein,E. (2009). Auto CAD 2010 and Auto CAD LT 2010 Bible. . Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing.
Porter,T. & Goodman, S. (1992). Manual of Graphic Techniques for Architects. Burlington: Architectural Press.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to demonstrate:

1 A basic ability to prepare and present building design projects of diverse scale, complexity, and type in a variety of contexts, using a range of media, and in response to a
2 A basic knowledge of the creative application of the fine arts to studio design projects, in terms of their conceptualisation and representation
3 An ability to produce and collate an appropriate set of drawings to communicate a design proposal
4 An ability to produce 2D visualisations and 3D models using a variety of media

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to demonstrate:

1 A basic ability to apply a range of communication methods and media to present design proposals clearly and effectively
2 An ability to integrate information between software packages


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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