ECTS - Freehand Drawing Techniques

Freehand Drawing Techniques (EUT113) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Freehand Drawing Techniques EUT113 1 2 0 2 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Selim Gençoğlu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives In the scope of product design, the goal of the course is to ensure students to learn freehand drawing techniques, to use them fast and efficiently, and to develop hand and eye coordination.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Get to know the sketching tools.
  • Grasp the general methods and application of freehand sketching.
  • Apply fundamental concepts such as light, shadow, tone, size, proportion, perspective, coloring and composition into freehand sketching.
  • Learn how to use anatomical references into freehand sketching.
  • Develop quick ideation sketches in a work environment.
Course Content Freehand drawing techniques, ideation sketches and visual communication skills, hand and eye coordination.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Free hand drawing overview
2 Free hand drawing methods and techniques
3 Free hand drawing methods and techniques
4 Drawing materials and media
5 Visualization of the ideas
6 Drawing techniques – Perspective
7 Drawing techniques –Dimensions, proportion
8 Drawing techniques –Light, shadow
9 Drawing techniques - Coloring
10 Product specific narration variety
11 Product development
12 Drawings in digital format
13 Quick idea sketches
14 Quick idea sketches
15 Anatomical references in product sketches
16 Final Jury


Other Sources 1. - Drawing for Product Designers, Kevin Henry - Sketching, The Basics, Koos Eissen & Roselien Steur - Sketching, Drawing Techniques for Product Designer, Koos Eissen & Roselien Steur - Drawing Ideas, Mark Baskinger & William Bardel
2. - How to Draw, Scott Robertson & Thomas Bertling - Design Sketching, Erik Olofsson & Klara Sjölén - 500 Sketches, Spencer Nugent - Product Sketches from Rough to Refined, Andres Parada - Rapid Viz, Hanks & Belliston
3. - Pen and Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide, Alphonso Dunn

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 15 10
Laboratory - -
Application 12 20
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 12 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 10
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 25
Toplam 42 100
Percentage of Semester Work 75
Percentage of Final Work 25
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses X

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the ability to reflect the multidimensional knowledge obtained regarding the field to the academic environment. X
2 Has the knowledge and understanding regarding the necessary intellectual, discursive, scientific, technological, aesthetic, artistic, historical and cultural background for the field. X
3 Has the knowledge and understanding in the economic, environmental, social areas and regarding the sustainability principles and standards in the field of Industrial Design. X
4 Has the knowledge of legal framework and standards regarding the field. X
5 Has the knowledge and understanding on the corporate and ethical values regarding the field. X
6 Has the ability to develop concepts and reflect the theory to practice, develop alternative design solutions and carry out the project process independently from the conceptual stage to the implemenetation. X
7 Has the ability to identify the necessary research in the field, use the correct research methods and techniques and interpret the results. X
8 Has the ability to use the effective drawing, written and visual presentation techniques and tools in the studies regarding the field. X
9 Has the self-confidence and competence to take individual and collective responsibility in the interdisciplinary studies. X
10 Learns the knowledge and abilities in the field by evaluating them with a critical approach and through generating antithesis and synthesis. X
11 Act with the awareness of lifelong learning. Has the necessary motivation and learning skills for this. X
12 Follows the developments in the field through using a foreign language at least at European Language Portfolio B1 level and communicates effectively with the colleagues. X
13 Uses the computer software at least at the advanced level of European Computer Driving Licence and uses the information technologies required in the field interactively. X
14 Uses his/her knowledge and skills in a professional manner, in the light of ethical principles, in accordance with the professional rules and standards and legal frameworks and considering their social, environmental and ethical consequences. X
15 With the knowledge of human values, the student is respectful to the human rights and social and cultural rights. Shows the necessary sensitivity for the protection of the natural environment and cultural heritage; acts with the awareness of social responsibility and social justice. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 12 1 12
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 12 1 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 1 1
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 2 2
Total Workload 75