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Measured Drawings & Digital Heritage (ABPL90020)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90020
Availability(Quotas apply)
Semester 1
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This is a hands-on subject which introduces students to the process of documenting an historical building for the purpose of archive and publication.
Students will have opportunity to learn all the skills required to complete the subject, including measuring techniques, architectural drawing (hand drafting & CAD), architectural photography (including photoshop editing), publishing layout (InDesign), etc.
Students will work collaboratively in small groups of three to measure, research, and document a building of historic value.
Each student will contribute to the group their skills in either primary research, architectural drawing, photography, or graphics.
Students will received individual marks based on their contributions.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Acquire a solid understanding of the language of Architectural Drawings.
  • Be introduced to a variety of techniques and programs used for measuring and drawing: hand drafting, CAD, Adobe Photoshop (photogrammetry), Adobe InDesign, etc.
  • Develop confidence in producing illustrated documents for publication.

Generic skills

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Ability to accurately record existing conditions, including obtaining dimensions by indirect means.
  • Ability to represent a structure in accordance with objective drawing conventions.
  • Ability to produce a document based on primary research.
  • Ability to graphically layout text, drawings, and photographs in a document ready for publishing.

Last updated: 9 August 2019