|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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.
Eligibility and requirements
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Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Freehand, constructed and digital drawing exercises held both outdoors and in the studio (100% or equivalent to 4000 words). Time commitment for each of 12 Weekly Assignments is approximately 8-10 hours per week.
- 12 weekly analogue or digital drawing or modelling assignments, each worth 5% (hurdle requirement);
- Folio submission, week 12, 40%(hurdle requirement);
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Lindy Joubert Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 50 hours: 32 hours contact time in lecture and studio +18 hours for modules Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 26 February 2018 to 27 May 2018 Last self-enrol date 9 March 2018 Census date 31 March 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 4 May 2018 Assessment period ends 22 June 2018
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Lindy Joubert Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 50 hours: 32 hours contact time in lecture and studio +18 hours for modules Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 23 July 2018 to 21 October 2018 Last self-enrol date 3 August 2018 Census date 31 August 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 21 September 2018 Assessment period ends 16 November 2018
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Non- allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
- Environments Discipline subjects
- Landscape Architecture major
This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Design
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Biomedicine
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Music