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Visualising Environments (ABPL10003)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeABPL10003
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject 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

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL20048 Visual Communications
Semester 1
12.5

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Assessment

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 coordinatorLindy Joubert
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours50 hours: 32 hours contact time in lecture and studio +18 hours for modules
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017
    Last self-enrol date10 March 2017
    Census date31 March 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017
    Assessment period ends23 June 2017

    Semester 1 contact information

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorLindy Joubert
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours50 hours: 32 hours contact time in lecture and studio +18 hours for modules
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
    Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
    Census date31 August 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
    Assessment period ends17 November 2017

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

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Last updated: 31 August 2017