ARLA1040 Techniques of Visualisation

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Landscape Architecture major sequence
  • Level 1 complementary unit in the Architecture A major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 1 elective
Content
This unit exposes students to a range of digital visualisation techniques and familiarises students with the technological practice of drawing in the field of design.

It develops visual literacy and is a broad introduction to tools, techniques and media involved in the creation and communication of design ideas. Core competencies for visualising project work are developed through weekly drawing exercises in software intensive labs, while lectures provide a broader critical framework around contemporary and historical drawing practices.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand the evolution of techniques of visualisation including fundamental strategies, methods and developments of and in the visual expression of design ideas; (2) demonstrate familiarity with visualisation terminology, a range of visualisation conventions and graphic languages; (3) communicate design ideas visually through multiple media; and (4) communicate and present design concepts in a clear, engaging and expressive manner.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) major assignment 1; (2) major assignment 2; and (3) in-class continuous assessments. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Jennie Officer
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation
Contact hours
lectures: 1 x 45-minutes face-to-face per week and 1 x 45-minutes online per week;
workshops: 2 hours per week
Unit Outline
http://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/ARLA1040/SEM-1/2018
Note
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