Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Architecture. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: A3. Course coordinator: Univ.lecturer Tomas Tägil,, Architecture and Built Environment. Prerequisites: Passed courses within the program of architecture comprising at least 80 credits, or equivalent. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: Approved exercises. 80% attendance is demanded at lectures and exercises. Further information: The course will be given in the late afternoon.

Develop the ability to constructive reflexion regarding aesthetic and graphical quality in their own as well as others production.

To gain knowledge about form and colour as significant characteristics in design communication.

Broaden the capacity in graphic composition.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Training in traditional and experimental techniques of presentation.

Layout principals and balance between text and image.

Text analysis and image analysis of own compositions.

With the help of earlier skills from this course about visualisation techniques, the work is concentrated to documentation of the student’s own working process.

The course will be presented in two parts:

The first one is based on a series of lectures by professional architects. They will show their respective methods in communicating with their clients, visually and verbally.

In the other part the students work with their own material, with intense guidance from teachers. (architects and graphic designers).

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