Full Title Visual Literacy

Short Title Visual Literacy

Code DRWG06008
Level 06
Credit 05

Author Timmons, Diarmuid
Department Computing & Creative Practices

Subject Area Drawing
Attendence 75%
Fee

Description
Visual Literacy is a practical and theoretical examination of visual principles and concepts common to all of creative practices. The module covers 2 and 3 dimensional concepts including perspective, proportion, balance, rhythm, time, emphasis, colour, hue, tone… applicable to delivering a grounding in the fundamentals of communication through drawing.

Indicative Syllabus
  • In conjunction with project briefs, areas of concern are identified and explored within the life studio. Drawing is also treated as an integral component of project briefs and is used as 'process thinking' and as a fully articulated visual statement.
  • Translate forms from the real or imaginary sources.
  • Display an understanding of spatial concerns.
  • Explore the visual potential of line, tone, volume, shape, texture, scale, to define, express and abstract form.
  • Investigate the visual language to employ and experiment with formal and informal compositional elements.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for own time personal research and concerns.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Have gained an awareness of visual elements and their application in a variety of real world contexts.

  2. Demonstrate an ability to gather, observe, generate and reflect upon visual information.

  3. Show experience in the use of a variety of drawing media and approaches.

  4. Have acquired skills in communication and expression through visual and plastic forms.

  5. Demonstrate awareness of convergent and divergent thinking.


Assessment Strategies
Assessment is continuous and is undertaken at the conclusion of each block or project

Projects are assessed by the assignment of marks to various project deliverables. The percentages assigned to particular deliverables may vary between different projects. This allows particular outcomes to be emphasised in each project assigned to students.

Project deliverables typically include Research, Ideas, Development thinking/sketchbook. A percentage mark is assigned for each deliverable, adding up to a total of 100%.

Each project is assigned a percentage of the overall module mark. The module marks assigned to each project are not of equal weighting, as projects given to students towards the end of the module may receive a higher weighting.

Assessment Facilitites
Design studio forum. Project work is verbaly presented by students

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Continuous Assessment Project 2 10 Week 3
Continuous Assessment Project 3,4 10 Week 5
Continuous Assessment Project 1,2,3,4 10 Week 7
Continuous Assessment Project 1,2,3,4 10 Week 9
Continuous Assessment Project 1,2,3,4 10 Week 11
Continuous Assessment Project 1,2,3,4,5 50 Week 13


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Open Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

ACCS Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Design Projectwork Design Studio Visual Literacy 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN projects 3 Weekly 3.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Yee, Rendow (2003), Architectural Drawing, John Wiley & Sons.

Berger, John (1990), Ways of Seeing, Penguin.

Wallschlaeger, Charles (1992), Basic Visual Concepts and Principles, McGraw Hill.

Duff, L (2009), Drawing-The Purpose, Chicago University Press.

Simblet, Sarah (2009, The Drawing Book, Dorling Kindersly.

Edwards, Betty 1988), Drawing on the Artist Within, Collins.

Edwards, Betty 2001), Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Harper Collins.

Gair, Angela (1984), Drawing A Step By Step Guide, Charles Letts.

Lambert, Susan (1984), Drawing Technique and Purpose, Faber & Faber.

Palmer, Frederick (1972), Visual Awareness, Batsford.

Paterson, Robert (1983), Abstract Concepts of Drawing, Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Powel, Dick (1985), Presentation Techniques, Little, Brown.

Ruskin, John (2007), The Elements of Drawing, A&C Black.


Other Resources
Paper, card, pencils, pens, paints and other markmaking implements
Url Resources
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