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This subject in the Environments degree will help students understand, digest and communicate visual information. Students will be trained using clear and concise methods to become visually literate using creative information skills and techniques which will be taught to create and shape meaning of ever-expanding databases and information. This will be taught using both digital and traditional graphic and communication skills.
Students will learn how to create and read flow charts, architectural, urban planning, urban design and landscape diagrams, schematics and technical illustrations and make information easier to understand. This will apply across all Environments streams.
The subject will demonstrate digital and traditional functions and depict sequences of hierarchies, associations, relationships, interconnections and links with many diverse approaches suitable for application in diverse disciplines.
Visualising Environments will provide the necessary skills to visually communicate critical and analytical thinking for the identification and resolution of problems. The subject will teach diagrammatic and visual means to clarify complex issues. The subject will teach the following modules:
• Computer-aided drafting (Auto Cad)
• Computer 3D modelling (Rhino)
• Digital photography and image manipulation (Photoshop)
• Digital presentation layouts (InDesign)
In addition to the 6 weeks of modules, students will attend 7 weeks of 1-hour lectures and 6 weeks of 3-hour studios. These will provide the necessary skills to visually communicate critical and analytical thinking for the identification and resolution of problems. The subject will teach diagrammatic and visual means to clarify complex issues.
Students will learn how to create flow charts, diagrams, schematics and technical illustrations, as well as digital and freehand drawing. The offerings include:
• Freehand drawing of the environment
• Representing 3D form using orthogonal drawing
• Analytical diagrams
• Model Making
• Pictorial drawings using perspective
• 3D representations using perspective
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
- apply visualising skills to convey information relevant to their study area;
- apply creative concepts and practical, analytical visual skills for problem solving;
- demonstrate innovation and creative communication using drawing and technological skills;
- develop self-confidence and visual communication skills necessary for vocational achievement;
- use technologies for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data; and
- understand the contextual social, historical and technical language in their study area.
Last updated: 20 February 2024