Course code LAFT210

LAFT210 Drawing, Form, Color - a Visual Language

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2014 - 2015 .

Course responsible: Tove Judith Næverdal, Tove Judith Næverdal, Tove Judith Næverdal
Teachers: Christian Valere Andre Montarou, Hennie Ann Isdahl, Hennie Ann Isdahl, Christian Valere Andre Montarou
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 15
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2011-2012
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The aim of the course is to provide a further development of students`basic abilities within drawing, form and colour thereby strengthening their visual competence within the subject of landscape architecture.  The course aims at showing the student how this experience can be used during idea development and when communicating their spacial ideas. The course will be structured to cover different drawing techniques ( f.ex pencil, charcoal, watercolour and pen drawing),and be based upon both direct observation and abstraction and the use of geometery in drawing. The course will also provide a basic knowledge of colour theory and practice. We will also work with form principles in 2D and 3D. The classes will be held both within the studio and within the landscape and campus environment, and follow a specific thematic structure. Each new thematic period will be preceded by lectures where examples of the chosen theme will be shown and discussed.
Learning outcome:
Knowledge goals: to describe the volume and spatial relationships in 2D and 3D drawing. Could use tools perspective, axonometric drawings, plan / elevation drawing. Basic principles of composition, proportion, spatial understanding. Have basic knowledge of materials, tools and techniques. Through abstraction processes may reveal characteristic features. Skills: Be able to use drawing as a method. Develop good visual readability in drawing. Ability to solve problems creatively and personal expression. Analytical thinking. General competence: developing aesthetic sense and critical thinking. Ability to discuss aesthetic issues. Creative problem solving. Develop and stimulate creative thinking.
Learning activities:
Emphasis on practical drawing, form and colour excercises with support and guidance from staff.The tasks are given by staff and students will be asked to complete within a given time scale. students will be encouraged to work self sufficiently.
Teaching support:
Students will have weekly supervision and guidance both individually and within groups.Lectures.
Recommended prerequisites:
A basic competance in the field of drawing, form and colour.
Mandatory activity:
Nominal workload:
12 hours lectures. 84 hours practice/tasks with individual guidance. 54 hours practice indipendantly. Obligatory study trip. 80% participation in lectures and studio practice.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
12 hours lectures. 84 hours practice/tasks with individual guidance. 54 hours practice indipendantly. Obligatory study trip. 80% participation in lectures and studio practice.
The course is offered in Norwegian, but can be adapted for guest students in English.
There will be an internal censorship of the examination. An external sensor will evaluate the content and structure of the course and participate in the final student crit.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått