The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


Design Drawing allows students to explore sketching, design, colour theory, concept visualization, perspective drawing and basic rendering techniques. It is expected that students will develop research and writing skills and acquire resources that will assist in an academic learning environment.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2019

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Produce accurate freehand perspective sketches.

2. Use sketching as a tool for generating ideas.

3. Apply design process to produce a drawing.

4. Produce drawings that communicate visual concepts.

5. Produce drawings that demonstrate knowledge of basic rendering techniques.

6. Acquire resources that can be used in a teaching and learning environment.

7. Develop skills related to research and academic writing for different purposes.


  1. Perspective principles.
  2. Freehand perspective sketching.
  3. Design process.
  4. Concept visualisation.
  5. Basic rendering techniques.
  6. Line weight uses in a drawing.


This course is only available to students who are active in the Newstep and Yapug Programs.

Assessment items

Project: Perspective Principles 1

Written Assignment: Written Analysis

Project: Perspective Principles 2

Contact hours

Ourimbah and Newcastle City Precinct


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

Note: Class will be held in a studio environment.