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Visual Representation Techniques (11041.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 1 MRS   Mikaela   DANVERS (Ph: +61 2 62012167 ) ON-CAMPUS
  • UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 UC College Trimester 2 MR   James   YOUNG (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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In this unit students will develop skills and techniques in creating visuals for ideation and communication that cut across design disciplines. From initial concepts and quick sketches through to more sophisticated visual responses, students will form a basic skill set in a variety of drawing, sketching and image creation tools and media. The aim is to provide a comprehensive visual vocabulary to enable the student to effectively articulate ideas through drawing, digital tools and photography.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Recognise and apply drawing skills for design;

2. Prepare visuals for design applications and presentations;

3. Identify and apply photographic techniques and applications; and

4. Select and apply different imaging tools for both ideation and communication.

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Contact Hours

Three hours of on-campus studio and project based learning per week.





Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

8322 Visual Representation.

Work Integrated Learning

Not Applicable

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