ARCH 1015 - Architectural Graphics
Credit Hours: 3.00
(formerly DRAD 1015)
Students use freehand sketching and manual architectural drafting as a foundation in graphic design methods used to plan and present architectural drawings. Students will learn techniques including line weight, shades and shadows, model construction, and orthographic presentations to represent floor plans, interior and exterior elevations, sections, and perspective drawings using monochrome and color illustrations.
Billable Contact Hours: 6
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply different drawing or drafting tools.
- Produce drawings with different fractional scales.
- Draw textures.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create patterns, hatching, stippling, shading, blending, and tones.
- Illustrate foreground.
- Illustrate background.
- Apply terms associated with monochrome and color illustration.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to generate architectural styles of lettering and numbers.
- Correctly write letters per architectural styles and standards.
- Correctly write numbers per architectural styles and standards
- Correctly write fractions per architectural styles and standards
- Correctly write decimals per architectural styles and standards
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to illustrate various shadows.
- Draw ground shadow.
- Draw a cast shadow in an illustration.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create architectural elements using one- and two-point perspectives.
- Illustrate two-point perspective setup using the projection method.
- Define ground line.
- Define station point.
- Define picture plane.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to construct or illustrate a 3D model.
- Cut and glue matt board.
- Create model according to specifications.
Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create projects with different medias on different materials.
- Draw with Graphite on Vellum.
- Draw with Ink on Mylar.
Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create projects with various graphic methods.
- Arrange views.
- Annotate drawings as required.
- Present architectural drawings including floor plans, elevations, sections, and perspective drawings.
Outcome 9: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a course architectural design portfolio.
- Present a collection of drawings created in the course.
- Identify parts of a portfolio.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Textures & Tones
- Entourage, Symbols, Lettering
- Combining Elements
- Floor Plan
- Site Plan
- Presentation Drawing
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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