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Applied Techniques in 2D Rendering (9757.3)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


  • UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2020 Semester 1 Ms   Jo   D'HAGE (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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In this introductory unit students will engage with a variety of manual drawing and painting techniques to render observed form and space. The unit covers: mark-making and quality of line, observing, isolating and depicting shape, rendering tone through line and wash, gestalt form and composition, observing and constructing perspective, rendering space, primary , secondary and tertiary colour, and mixing media.

Students will learn to research key information on historical and contemporary artists and their application of drawing and painting media. Rendering will be discussed and situated within contemporary culture.

The broad base of study here provides the foundation for further involvement with 2D media processes and applications. It provides the basis for the understanding of, and engagement with manual image making skills and their critique.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Employ a variety of manual drawing and painting techniques to render observed form and space;

2. Review your application of rendering techniques, media and processes;

3. Identify key information on historical and contemporary artists and their use of drawing and painting media;

4. Produce a portfolio of resolved, observational drawings and paintings that demonstrate control of a diverse range of rendering techniques; and

5. Employ communication skills in an academic and/or creative context.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

4 hours per week.





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