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: 04.09.2023 - 13.10.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    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 demonstrat

    • valid for whole curriculum period:

      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.


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Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    Minimum number of participants: 5.

    Maximum number of participants: 120.

    Registration for courses: Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture,