- Class Number 2363
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Jeffrey Sarmiento
- Tony Curran
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
This course introduces students to precise drawing and model making through a series of weekly projects. By applying freehand, technical and perspective drawing together with model making, students will develop an awareness of conventions of visual communication relevant for creative work in visual arts and design. We will explore a variety of materials and their properties applied to a range of processes relevant to two and three dimensional design and construction. These techniques aim to develop accuracy and constructive imagination. Discussion and critical appraisal will be important adjuncts to observation, concept and practice development. This course may be delivered as a semester length course or offered as an intensive.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify basic processes and material properties relevant to the discipline;
- Apply a range of introductory technical skills;
- Demonstrate proficiency in working with and exploration of relevant materials and processes; and
- Demonstrate observation and analytical skills in areas such as 2D and 3D representation, design and model making.
Additional Course Costs
Due to online/remote delivery of this course, students are required to provide their own resources, materials and tools necessary to successfully complete, therefore there is no Foundation Material fee. Please see the course Wattle site under Materials list and weekly shopping lists to economise costs.
A3 Visual Diary preferred size, A4 Visual Diary (minimum size)
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction, WHS, Precise Drawing, Folding, Cube|
|2||Introduction to Orthographic Projection Drawing|
|3||Introduction to Axonometric Projection Drawing|
|4||Introduction to Two-Point Perspective Drawing|
|5||Drawing with Materials #1|
|6||Drawing with Materials #2|
|8||Material Play, Linear Stiff|
|9||Material Play, Natural Form Model Making|
|10||Design Challenge #1|
|11||Design Challenge #2|
|12||Design Challenge #3|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date|
|Portfolio of studio work||70 %||08/06/2021|
|Journal / documentation||20 %||08/06/2021|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Portfolio of studio work
Presentation at assessment time online via Zoom/uploaded images on forum of all two-and three-dimensional works created in class or documentation thereof. Any original creative works or documentation in response to the individual study project set by the lecturer during the course of the semester.
Assessment Task 2
Journal / documentation
The visual diary should reflect the development of ideas over the duration of the course, experimentation and reflections on own work and that of other artists. The visual diary forms a significant part of assessing the engagement with the course and the set activities for each week. It should show references pertaining to the concepts taught as well as the outcomes of the individual study projects and evidence of reflective engagement with the course. Students can reference the above though a combination of visual materials, drawings and text. Visual diaries will be presented online via Zoom/uploaded visual diary images on Wattle group forum.
Assessment Task 3
Participation will be further assessed through roll call, taken for every remote session, weekly contribution to online class/group forum on Wattle/Zoom.
|Criteria/ Learning outcomes||HD||D||CR||P||N|
Show understanding of basic processes and material properties.
Shows a very high level of understanding
Shows a high level of understanding
Shows a proficient level of understanding
Shows a basic Understan-ding of this criteria
Fails to demonstrate a basic level of understanding
Apply a range of introductory technical skills
Able to apply a very wide range of technical skills
Able to apply a wide range of technical skills
Able to apply a proficient set of technical skills
Able to apply a basic set of technical skills
Fails to demonstrate sufficient technical skills
Demonstrate proficiency in working with and exploration of relevant materials and processes.
Evidence of very high exploration & proficiency in using relevant materials & processes.
Evidence of high exploration & proficiency in using relevant materials & processes.
Evidence of adequate exploration & proficiency in using relevant materials & processes
Evidence of basic exploration & proficiency in using relevant materials & processes.
Fails to demonstrate sufficient proficiency in using relevant materials & processes.
Demonstrate observation and analytical skills in areas such as 2D and 3D representation, design and model making
Demonstrates exceptionally wide range of observation and analytical skills
Demonstrates an wide range of observation and analytical skills
Demonstrates a range of observation and analytical skills
Demonstrate basic observation and analytical skills
Fails to demonstrate acceptable observation and analytical skills
Show knowledge of relevant contextual and theoretical art and design frameworks
Shows knowledge of relevant contextual and theoretical art and design frameworks to very high level
Shows knowledge of relevant contextual and theoretical art and design frameworks to high level
Shows knowledge of relevant contextual and theoretical art and design frameworks to satisfactory level
Shows knowledge of relevant contextual, theoretical art and design frameworks to basic level
Fails to show an acceptable knowledge of contextual and theoretical art and design frameworks
Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.
The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.
The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policy
Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.
Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for students
The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
- PARSA supports and represents postgraduate and research students
Dr Jeffrey Sarmiento