CCI105 Drawing to Design (8)

In this subject students develop experimental drawing skills, both to produce independent works of art and as a means of 'drawing-to-design' applied towards different disciplines in the creative industries. The subject investigates a range of approaches to drawing, including perceptual, conceptual, sculptural and performative drawing modes. Students develop the ability to align hand-work with computer based strategies for application in fine art and design contexts.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CCI105. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evidence an understanding of historical and contemporary drawing to design strategies;
  • be able to create visual imagery based on observational and conceptual drawing skills;
  • be able to refine presentation and practice to match means and ideas in a related body of works;
  • be able to demonstrate an individual visual language of process;
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to undertake research and investigative visual research using historical and contemporary sources; and
  • be able to demonstrate visually coherent developmental studies and finished thematic drawings.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Concept drawing: idea-evolution
  • Theatrical/spatial drawing-to-design
  • Perceptual drawing/spatial studies
  • Sculptural drawing: built models/kites
  • Storyboarding: narrative drawing
  • Moving image: drawn animation
  • Form and space: skill studies/realisms
  • Envisioned drawing: imagined realms
  • Tonal drawing towards object design
  • Architectural studies: the lived space
  • Drawing as performance: the performed work in environment

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.