Course syllabus

Avancerad skissteknik
Advanced Sketching

IDEA56, 3 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2016-04-04

General Information

Main field: Industrial Design.
Compulsory for: KID1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


To be introduced to basic theory on perception of 3D space in 2D representation(perspective drawing).

To be introduced to 2D freehand sketching techniques and materials used in the design profession for the development and illustration of concepts.

 Practice different sketching/ rendering techniques.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• Be able to accurately construct basic geometrics forms in perspective.
• Understand how to construct cast shadows.
• Understand how to use foreshortening techniques and be able to draw a symmetrical form in perspective.
• Understand how to render different materials and textures effectively.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

• Demonstrate ability to apply perspective freehand drawing techniques using relevant tools and material.
• To some extent demonstrate an ability to to sketch in a dynamic way.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

• Demonstrate a sensitivity for artistic and aesthetical values during formal teaching, discussions and the like, including assessments of the qualities of images.


The course consists of a series of lectures and workshops with exercises, demonstrations and group critics to evaluate progress. The course builds on what have been examined previously in the course “Tools of a designer” such as: 1-2-3 point perspective, circles in perspective/ellipses, foreshortening, freehand drawing techniques, establishing a perspective view, communicating shape through rendering etc.

Following topics will be covered:
- Tools and Materials
- Section drawing
- Drawing symmetrical forms
- Material indication, how to render different materials and textures
- Composition


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: 80 % attendance required. The assessment is based on the documentation of the individual assignments.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: IDEA55

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Charlotte Sjödell,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course consists of lectures, individual and group assignments.