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Effective Term:
Winter 2015 through Summer 2024

Course Number:
ARCH 100
Course Title:
Graphic Communication for Designers
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

Addresses the fundamentals of perspective drawings as a communicative device. Develops perspective, freehand sketching and diagramming skills, by building a graphic vocabulary and establishing a language of architectural communication. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is an elective for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Architectural Design and Drafting and for Interior Design.

Transferability of credit depends entirely upon the institu­tion to which the student wishes to transfer. 

The Architectural Design & Drafting Department should be consulted with respect to the cost of materials for this course. 

Students who may have a disability and wish an accommodation should make arrangements to meet with the instructor outside of class to discuss specific requests.  Any request for accommodation may require that documentation of disability be reviewed by the Office for Students with Disabilities

Intended Outcomes for the course

Ø Communicate design ideas and solve design problems
using diagramming and freehand perspective sketches.

Course Activities and Design

This is a studio-based class; assignments, discussions, and seminars will take place in class, and attendance with all equipment is expected.  Assignments will revolve around studio exercises, discussions, out of class assignments and critical reviews.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Participation in studio work sessions, class discussions and critiques.
  • Proper and timely completion of class projects, which demonstrate effective use of knowledge.
  • Evaluation procedures will be presented at the first class meeting.  Student grades will be based on satisfactory com­ple­tion of assigned.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Learning to see/draw: what we see, not what we think we see.

Freehand perspective sketching: seeing, drawing and understanding existing landscape, interiors and buildings; accurately recording visual and structural organizations.

Technique: use of line and adding color, shade and shadow, light and texture to drawings.

Diagramming: learning to see, draw and record using analytical sketching tools.