• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Design
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jeffrey Sarmiento
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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This course explores technical and perspective drawing, combined with 3D model making in paper and other materials. Based on the conventions of visual communication relevant for creative work in visual arts and design, the course aims to develop skills in observation, analysis, accuracy and constructive imagination. It also introduces digital design and fabrication as contemporary approaches to precise drawing and model making. These techniques are fundamental to analysing and recording the visible world as well as form finding, and are relevant skills that can be applied to a wide variety of practices in art, design and the creative industries. Discussion and critical appraisal will be important adjuncts to observation, concept and practice development.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. practice a range of introductory technical skills in 2D drawing and 3D modelling;
  2. employ observation and analytical skills through 2D and 3D representation;
  3. experiment with techniques and apply creative and critical thinking in precise drawing and model making; and
  4. identify and debate the context and application of precise drawing and model making in art, design and the creative industries.

Other Information

This course will have a Materials Fee. At the ANU School of Art & Design, each workshop sources appropriate specialist?materials,?which are made available to students?to facilitate their working?effectively,?efficiently and safely?within our programs. The School of Art & Design is able to supply materials that don’t compromise ANU obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS), and that have been assessed as suitable for each course. The Materials Fee ?is payable for the School of Art & Design to supply consumables and materials that become your physical property. You can choose to pay the Materials Fee and have these materials supplied to you through the School of Art & Design, allowing you to take advantage of the GST-free bulk purchasing power of the ANU.?These materials are also WHS compliant. The exact cost of the Materials Fee will be updated in the Class Summary for each semester in which the course is offered. The full SOAD policy can be read here: https://soad.cass.anu.edu.au/required-resources-and-incidental-fees.


Students have the option to obtain additional access to workshop and studio spaces outside of class delivery. After hours Access is defined as access to workshop and studio spaces outside of business hours (8am – 6pm) between 6pm - 10pm Monday to Friday and 9-4 Saturday and Sunday. It is afforded to students by paying an After hours Access Fee?each semester.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Analogue Drawing and Model Making (40) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Digital Fabrication Vocabularies (40) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Contextual study and forum (20) [LO 4]

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Semester delivery:

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and

b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Intensive delivery:

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 40 hours of contact: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice, delivered intensively over two weeks; and

b) 90 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANUC1122.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2024 $3780
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $5280
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9047 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person View

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