Course Brief

This unit aims to develop and extend learners' technical and creative skills through drawing and their understanding of drawing media, materials and techniques. In this unit learners will be encouraged to develop visual thinking and creativity as fundamental to all design work. It will enable learners to experiment with drawing approaches and techniques in order to broaden their experience and understanding of visual language. Learners will need to use traditional art and design materials and media, as well as extending their visual language and creativity through experimenting with unusual materials and media. Learners will need to gain information and inspiration from good quality contextual examples. In particular, primary sources from visits to galleries or from visiting speakers will promote their understanding of others' approaches to drawing. Learners' exploration of others' work should include contemporary and cultural visual language, with the focus on mark-making techniques, formal elements, responses, moods and emotions evoked.

  • This course is offered in 51 hours

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  1. Understand how to analyse the use of drawing media, materials and techniques
  2. Be able to use drawing techniques and processes creatively
  3. Be able to extend visual language
  4. Be able to evaluate work for further development.
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Graphic Design

    The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Graphic Design is an internationally recognized qualification that prepares students for employment in the design sector in areas such as Web Design, Animation, Marketing, Illustration, Multimedia as well as the business aspects of Corporate and Freelance design.

    Pearson is the largest International awarding body approved by the UK government; it has the widest range of UK academic and vocational qualifications available to schools, colleges and organizations worldwide; operating in over 110 countries, over two million people study for Pearson qualifications in over 7000 centres annually.

    Graduates will be able to gain direct access to the extended final year of the BA (Hons) in Graphic Design offered by the University of Sunderland.