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Master Course Syllabus · Visual and Performing Arts · Architecture - ARCH

Architectural Graphics

  • Master Course Syllabus
  • Section ALL
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/01/2017 to 08/01/2018
  • Modified 01/09/2019

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Introduction to basic drawing methods and tools. Exploration of techniques available for the design process with emphasis on two-dimensional and three-dimensional composition. Course is intended to fulfill all or part of the following National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)

2 lecture and 3 laboratory hours per week; 96 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours.

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.


1. Execute the major conventions of architectural representation, such as plans, sections, elevations, and other

three-dimensional drawings.

2. Use tools necessary to produce architectural drawings.

3. Use drawings to explore and diagram design concepts.

4. Explain/describe the history of techniques associated with representation, visualization, analysis, and presentation.

5. Produce well-crafted presentation materials that communicate ideas clearly




  • Design Journal: 8x11 format blank artist sketchbook (Moleskine type)
  • Pencils and HB, H, 2H leads (Turquois or Staedler)
  • Tracing paper roll (12 wide)
  • Architect s Scale (triangular; standard scale)
  • Large sheets of vellum/drawing paper (as needed for assignments and projects)


Architectural Drawing (suggested)

  • Author: Yee
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Edition: 4th
  • ISBN: 9781118012871
  • Optional
  • Availability: Campus Bookstore

Course Requirements

Students must complete projects, portfolios, participate in formal and group critique applying the principles and elements of architectural design, participate in open labs activities, exercises, assignments, quizzes as well as keep a visual journal.



Exercises 40%

Class Participation 10%

Projects 50% Semester and Final Projects

TOTAL 100%



A (100 - 90%)

B ( 89 - 80%)

C ( 79 - 70%)

D ( 69 - 60%)

F ( < 60%)


Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies

Student Work

Student work not picked up by the last day of finals will be property of Blinn.

All students must complete the Blinn College art release form which will be provided by the instructor.


Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
Week 1 - 16
F 229



Contact Hours:6 hours per week


TOTAL: 96 Contact Hours