About this course
Drawing is a fundamental component of the design disciplines: it is the visual language through which spaces, processes, materials, forms, and time are expressed. It is also a tool of argument and critique, allowing designers to establish positions in relation to their subject matter. As landscape architects and urbanists, we think through visualization. It is our primary analytical apparatus and avenue of experimentation; it is the way we frame an agenda and express intention. What are you trying to communicate, and how do you convey that message visually?
In this course, your primary goal is to construct effective, compelling narratives using visual and verbal techniques.
The course is divided into units that address different aspects of landscape representation. These are accompanied by a semester-long sketchbook assignment. Together, these exercises will introduce you to a wide array of drawing methods, both analog and digital, that will guide you in developing your own graphic identity.
3 credit hours