Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students will learn the basics of the 2D digital drawing workflow specifically adapted to architects, landscape architects and interior architects. They will learn the basics of 2D vector drawing using Rhino software and apply the skills to a drawing assignment within the course. At the end of the course the students will gain familiarity with the CAD software and gain confidence to continue developing their digital drawing and modeling skills further through design courses.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 07.09.2020 - 16.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Luka Piskorec

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Luka Piskorec

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Didactic goal of the course is to engage students with the digital tools they will use daily in their professional work in design offices. Rather than focus on the design task (which is the focus of design courses), the students are required to learn 2D vector drawing digital workflow and apply it as a storytelling device to a specific assignment. For this course students will use Rhino software due to its versatility and generic nature. The knowledge gained in this course can be easily expanded in student’s further bachelor and master studies and the choice of software supports that. The course is not meant to be conclusive on this subject but covers the essentials of 2D vector drawing in a CAD environment and conveys all the skills necessary to complete the assignment. The assignment itself is strongly guided by the teaching staff and consists of producing one 2D vector drawing which exhibits student’s observation and interpretation skills as well as basic familiarity with the CAD drawing software.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students will be evaluated based on the submitted assignment at the end of the course. The submitted assignment needs to follow the assignment guidelines which will be clearly communicated in the task description together with reference examples at the beginning of the course. Evaluation criteria fall into three groups:

    1. Formal
    • student has at least 60 % attendance rate for contact hours
    • assignment is within assigned topic and scope
    • assignment is submitted on time for evaluation and in correct format
    1. Skill
    • assignment demonstrates student’s ability to engage and work in an independent fashion in the digital design workflow shown in the class
    • assignment demonstrates that the student invested the designated amount of independent study hours to master the software and equipment used in the digital design workflow shown in the class
    1. Integration
    • assignment demonstrates student’s ability to express and facilitate design ideas in a clear and uncompromised fashion using the digital design workflow shown in the class

    Submission will consist of a single drawing submitted in digital and analogue form according to instructions. The evaluation is carried out by the teaching staff, invited experts as well as the students themselves and it takes a form of an exhibition. At the same time this increases the transparency of the evaluation process and visibility of the student work in the context of the school and enables the students to self-evaluate their progress as compared to their peers.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course includes 2 hours per week of contact teaching and 2 hours of self-learning in the computer lab (with supervision) every other week. Additionally, the students are expected to invest additional 9 hours every week for self-study and assignment completion. The course takes place in one period and lasts for 6 weeks. Attendance of the course during contact hours is compulsory. In order to successfully finish the course, the students must complete and submit the assignment.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Aside from the hands-on tutorials in the computer lab and lectures during contact hours, the students will be provided with the online video tutorials covering the same topics as in the class. These can be used by the students during their self-study hours and are meant to repeat as well as expand on the topics shown in class. Practical information in condensed form will be included in the course hand-outs prepared specifically for the class. All learning materials will be provided to students in digital form. The moto of the course is “Learning by doing” and the students will be required to practice their skills directly on a provided assignment.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ARK-A2503 Software basics 1

    MUO-C5014 CAD A

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022: