Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


Develops architectural communication skills including perception, analysis, design development, and presentation techniques. Freehand and drafted drawing techniques, plus model making, rendering, and projections combine to form a skill base for successful 2D and 3D communication of architectural ideas.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Development of freehand drawing skills to represent architectural elements and contexts, and for exploration of design alternatives

2. Development of freehand and technical drafting for design exploration and verification

3. Development and exploration of rendering skills in a variety of media for presentation

4. Refinement of general graphic skills to represent buildings and related elements

5. Exploration of rendering techniques and a variety of media for professional presentation

6. Exploration of model-making in a variety of media for design evolution and presentation


  • Freehand sketching for built environment communication
  • Use of notebook for field notes, visual diary, skill development
  • 2D representation: axonometric and other parallel projections
  • Rendering techniques in various media
  • 3D representation: advanced architectural model-making


This course has similarities to ARBE2200. If you have completed ARBE2200, you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Portfolio: Drawing Set 1

Portfolio: Drawing Set 2

Log / Workbook: Weekly Log

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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