LEARNING OBSTACLES IN OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING AND THREE DIMENSIONAL DESIGN COURSES, CASE STUDY
Karima Hussein Hemida
Dr. Karima Hussein Hemida, Dar Al-Hekma University, Saudi Arabia, email email@example.com
This study deals with the issue of obstacles in learning drawing from observation and forming 3D design and their influence on students’ outcomes, specifically students of the Visual Communication Department in Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah - Saudi Arabia. It focuses on the freshmen students’ curriculum and its effect on the final outcomes. Case studies were observed of Visual Communication students (VisCom) who applied for the Fundamental of Drawing and Fundamental of 3 D design courses in their first year, over two subsequent semesters. The chosen cases were analyzed, to examine the assumption and measure the effect of the presence of drawing prior knowledge on their final outcome for both courses. Also, student evaluations of these courses were analyzed. The study also demonstrated a way to overcome the drawback of practicing art in high school in the Saudi curriculum and the early exposure to artistic knowledge before they join the university. Nevertheless, drawing from observation and 3 Dimensional skills are required to VisCom students to graduate graphic designers who able to translate ideas visually. The study suggests that learning is influenced by the students’ characteristics, the courses features and teachers knowledge. This study is based on two phases; a theoretical background in the literature which includes the current knowledge of the study. Then, the analytical phase is done to the collected data. The paper includes two methods of data collection; an interview with the participants and analyzing the creative outcome done in the two courses.
Keywords: Obstacles in learning; Higher Education, Drawing and 3D design
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