Architectural Drawing Techniques – Introduction


21 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Gain a solid introduction to standard residential building design and drafting procedures, conventions and documentation practices. You will engage in drawing studio activities to develop an understanding of associated drawings and graphic techniques through lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical application of techniques.

Course content

  • Introduction to architectural drawing conventions and practices
  • Use of drawing equipment
  • Site, Floor and Ceiling plans
  • Elevations and Sections
  • Presentation drawing


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How to enrol

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

Materials supplied

Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Notebook and pen, 2 black felt pens sizes .2 and .4 (Staedtler or Faber-Castell brand recommended), 2H Pencil, A4 plain sketchbook, sharpener, eraser, masking tape.

Suited to

This course is for anyone wanting to understand how to prepare, read and interpret drawings. It is for anyone with a strong interest in Building and Design, contemplating further study, or involved in an owner builder project. This course provides a solid introduction for further study in computer aided drafting such as AutoCAD.

Additional notes

Course Presenter: Adrian Gaylard is an architect and building designer by profession and an experienced teacher in this field. He is a member of the Architecture and Design staff in the School of DSCVE.


Participants will gain an appreciation of the various types of architectural drawings used for documentation for building projects and develop an understanding of the graphics techniques, conventions and procedures used in the preparation of documentation for basic, residential-scale projects. Students complete a range of practical projects.

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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