Drawing Techniques for Design


24 hours




Brunswick Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Build your skills in the creation of drawings that convey purpose, function and that communicate ideas. From industrial, product or furniture design; alterations, inventions or spaces, learn tips and tricks from professionals that will build your confidence and understanding of this visual medium.

Course content

  • Familiarisation with the basic drawing tools
  • Sketching in perspective without rulers and templates
  • The importance of ellipses
  • Building complex forms from simple ones
  • Modifying proportions
  • Bringing your work to life; marking it up
  • Presentation and annotation
  • Tips, tricks and shortcuts

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course. 

Materials supplied

All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

HB pencil, sharpener, 0.4 black fineliner pen, black Pentel sign pen, plastic ruler (minimum 40cms long), soft white eraser, marker pens you may have (Pantone, Copic or coloured texta), A4 layout pad

Suited to

This course is for anyone wishing to improve their design drawing skills. It is ideally suited to people with an interest in putting 3-dimensional ideas down on paper. This course can be for VCE or mature age students, those working in design related industries, or anyone with an interests or hobby where drawing is useful.

Additional notes

Participation has no influence on the selection of students into RMIT award programs. Short Course activities may include opportunity to prepare for a folio, experience of the studio environment, provide an industry and study overview, and assistance with study options 

Course Presenter - Kevin Lewis is an industrial designer and a full time teacher in the Product Design Program at RMIT. He has extensive experience and expertise in drawing, both manually and in cad, for product design.


Students will experience a number of drawing techniques and gain confidence to continue outside of class. Students will generate a folio of drawings. Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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