Module Title:   Communicating & Understanding 3D Forms

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG1055L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Design & Product Development (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mrs K Johnson

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop the ability to communicate design concepts using appropriate 2D and 3D manual techniques. To use a visual language to represent and communicate details of physical space, form, and reality.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Outlines of the key techniques will be presented in a series of short lectures which will be followed by guided practical sessions to allow the students to experiment and practice a particular aspect. Exercises and tasks will be suggested each week to encourage the students to develop their skills further in their own time. During the course of the module, work will be collated into a portfolio for submission

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   128.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   48.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Understand how and when appropriate manual sketching & drawing techniques are used by 3D designers; 1.2 Understand how forms may be analysed, deconstructed and reconstructed

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Effectively communicate new and established designs using appropriate manual drawing techniques. 2.2 Use manual drawing techniques to develop ideas.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

use rapid sketches for communication purposes.

  Coursework   100%
  A portfolio of 2D and 3D submissions as defined in the module handbook.
  Coursework   100%
  Supplementary. File of work containing examples of specific exercises showing acomplishment of manual 2D and 3D skills.

Outline Syllabus:
In essence, this module will encourage students to develop their manual drawing communication skills. Additionally, existing designs will be subjected to analysis of form, deconstructed, and broken down into basic elements. Basic skills and techniques will include - Line weighting, shading and texture, Observation, Negative space, Crating, Rapid sketching, Isometric, perspective. An introduction to Marker Rendering, Colour Theory, Geometry, Orthographic Projection, Clay, sand and card modelling.

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