Master Course Syllabus · Visual and Performing Arts · Architecture - ARCH
- Master Course Syllabus
- Section ALL
- 3 Credits
- 08/01/2017 to 08/01/2018
- Modified 01/09/2019
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
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
- Availability: Campus Bookstore
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.
Class Participation 10%
Projects 50% Semester and Final Projects
A (100 - 90%)
B ( 89 - 80%)
C ( 79 - 70%)
D ( 69 - 60%)
F ( < 60%)
Blinn College Policies
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.
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.
Week 1 - 16
Contact Hours:6 hours per week
TOTAL: 96 Contact Hours