DRWG06008 2012 Visual Literacy

General Details

Full Title
Visual Literacy
Transcript Title
Visual Literacy
Code
DRWG06008
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
DRWG - Drawing
Department
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Angela Mehegan, Bernadette Donohoe, David Roberts, Louis McManus, Mr. Mark Rooney, Nevil Walsh, Ronnie Hughes, Cliona Brady, Ann Geaney, Adrian Durcan, Rhona Trench, Jo Conway, Diarmuid Timmons
Programme Membership
SG_JINTE_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Architectural Design SG_DCRDS_B07 201300 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design SG_DCRDS_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Design SG_AARTT_B07 201200 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art SG_JINTE_B07 201300 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design SG_APERF_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_VINTE_B07 201400 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_VINTE_B07 201400 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_JINTE_H08 201400 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture RIBA 1 SG_AFINE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art SG_AARTT_H08 201600 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art SG_APERF_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERA_B07 201700 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting) SG_APERF_H08 999996 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_ATHEA_H07 201600 Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design SG_APERT_B07 201700 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Theatre Design) SG_APERF_B07 201700 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting) SG_APERF_H08 999996 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERF_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_DCREA_B07 201700 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design SG_VARCH_H08 201800 Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) in Architecture in Architecture
Description

Visual Literacy is a practical and theoretical examination of visual principles and concepts common to all of creative practices. The module covers 2 and 3 dimensional concepts including  perspective, proportion, balance, rhythm, time, emphasis, colour, hue, tone… applicable to delivering a grounding in the fundamentals of communication through drawing.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Have gained an awareness of visual elements and their application in a variety of real world contexts.

2.

Demonstrate an ability to gather, observe, generate and reflect upon visual information.

3.

Show experience in the use of a variety of drawing media and approaches.

4.

Have acquired skills in communication and expression through visual and plastic forms.

5.

Demonstrate awareness of convergent and divergent thinking.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment is continuous and is undertaken at the conclusion of each block or project

Projects are assessed by the assignment of marks to various project deliverables.  The percentages assigned to particular deliverables may vary between different projects.  This allows particular outcomes to be emphasised in each project assigned to students.

Project deliverables typically include Research, Ideas, Development thinking/sketchbook.  A percentage mark is assigned for each deliverable, adding up to a total of 100%.

Each project is assigned a percentage of the overall module mark.  The module marks assigned to each project are not of equal weighting, as projects given to students towards the end of the module may receive a higher weighting.

Indicative Syllabus

  • In conjunction with project briefs, areas of concern are identified and explored within the life studio. Drawing is also treated as an integral component of project briefs and is used as ‘process thinking' and as a fully articulated visual statement. 
  • Translate forms from the real or imaginary sources.
  • Display an understanding of spatial concerns.
  • Explore the visual potential of line, tone, volume, shape, texture, scale, to define, express and abstract form.
  • Investigate the visual language to employ and experiment with formal and informal compositional elements.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for own time personal research and concerns.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 3 2
2 Continuous Assessment Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 5 3,4
3 Continuous Assessment Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 7 1,2,3,4
4 Continuous Assessment Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 9 1,2,3,4
5 Continuous Assessment Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 11 1,2,3,4
6 Continuous Assessment Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % Week 13 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Design Studio Visual Literacy 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN projects 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Yee, Rendow (2003), Architectural Drawing, John Wiley & Sons.

Berger, John (1990), Ways of Seeing, Penguin.

Wallschlaeger, Charles (1992), Basic Visual Concepts and Principles, McGraw Hill.

Duff, L (2009), Drawing-The Purpose, Chicago University Press.

Simblet, Sarah (2009, The Drawing Book, Dorling Kindersly.

Edwards, Betty 1988), Drawing on the Artist Within, Collins.

Edwards, Betty 2001), Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Harper Collins.

Gair, Angela (1984), Drawing A Step By Step Guide, Charles Letts.

Lambert, Susan (1984), Drawing Technique and Purpose, Faber & Faber.

Palmer, Frederick (1972), Visual Awareness, Batsford.

Paterson, Robert (1983), Abstract Concepts of Drawing, Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Powel, Dick (1985), Presentation Techniques, Little, Brown.

Ruskin, John (2007), The Elements of Drawing, A&C Black.

 

Other Resources

Paper, card, pencils, pens, paints and other markmaking implements

Additional Information

Field Trips, Local and International

Visiting Artist Programme