Apr 23, 2019  
2017-2018 University Catalogue 
2017-2018 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

DRAW 112 Drawing: Ideation

College of Art, Media & Design

3 credits 90.0 hours
100 level undergraduate course

Ideation sharpens the ideas and methods required for visual analysis and thoughtful investigation
through drawing. The class invites prolonged study of objects and places while it anticipates a
capacity on the part of the student to sustain research on a single topic. Multiple methods of
decomposing the object such as exploded and transparent views are promoted as well as methods
that compare how interior (skeletal) structures effect exteriors, surfaces and forms. Reflection,
by drawings of ideal, solid and geometry, supports the retention of basic knowledge pertaining to
volumetric structure and anticipates the development of imaginary imagery pertaining to
objects and places. Planar understanding of mechanical and organic forms and the modular
understanding of complex volumes will be combined with other historical conventions to support
analysis. Imagination and visualization are encouraged in the form of projects that emphasize
multiple views of imaginary objects and places. Fantasy in the form of directed assignments is
encouraged and a utilitarian use of sequential imagery to support narrative is introduced.

Prerequisites DRAW*110

This course is not repeatable for credit.