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Level: 2

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1



Start: 01/08/2019

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Course Summary

This course aims to develop:

  • An understanding of the value of drawing as a tool for creative activity
  • A range of drawing skills appropriate to the support of creative activity
  • A critical and analytical approach to drawing activity
  • An awareness of the different contexts, approaches and disciplines of drawing within creative activity

Entry requirements

You should present some examples of previous drawing work at interview.

Course Content

You will complete two units:

Drawing and Measurement:  introducing systems of measurement in observational drawing that lead to an ability to translate 3D subjects into 2D linear drawings.

You will also complete three other units from the following:

  • Drawing Materials and Methods 
  • Drawing and Light
  • Drawing and Writing
  • Drawing and Communication 
  • Drawing and Research
  • Drawing and Mapping
  • Drawing and Reproduction 
  • Drawings, Surfaces and Textures 
  • Drawing into 3 Dimensions

The choice of units will be determined by your tutor at the start of the course.


How will I be assessed?

This qualification is entirely assessed by coursework.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A small charge may be levied for specialist drawing equipment, depending on the projects that are undertaken.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

Achievement of this qualificaton could lead to further study in disciplines such as art and design, technical drawing, architecture, animation or film.


The need for greater drawing skills in those entering employment has been identified by a range of industries in the creative sector including animation, film, architecture, art practice, design and communication.

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