• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Design Art
  • Areas of interest Design Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Alison Munro
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course will enable students to develop technical and conceptual skills and understandings relating to a range of drawing-based processes and approaches as they relate to textile design. Students will extend these into an individual design project that may be related to product or surface design development. Students will develop skills and knowledge relating to a range of drawing and graphic image/mark-making techniques for design development through taking an experimental and exploratory approach. Students will also learn safe working practices and develop an understanding of relevant workplace health and safety (WHS) procedures to fulfill course requirements.

This course alternates over two years (even and odd years). Even years will focus on development of design skills and understandings relating to the basic elements of drawing and design such as line, form/shape, texture, and colour. Odd years will focus on the application of drawing to developing a body of textile design work and using drawing to develop ideas.  

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, student will  be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an appropriate level of competency with use of materials, equipment and tools relevant to mark-making
  2. Demonstrate creative exploration, experimentation and integration of ideas, materials and techniques related to drawing for design, through class and individual projects
  3. Apply knowledge of the historical, cultural and theoretical contexts and contemporary practices relevant to drawing and mark-making techniques through development and execution of studio projects and independent experimentation, sampling and research
  4. Demonstrate skills in critical reflection and research in order to develop an understanding of the relationship of drawing to one’s own work and to that of other designers.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (80%) Learning Outcomes 1–4
Journal/Documentation/presentation (20%) Learning Outcomes 2-4

Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice (a total of 4 hours contact per teaching week)
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Design Arts. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed DESA2903 or DESA2002 or ARTV2003 or ARTV2903 or ARTV2906.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3528 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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