AAR4400 - Form and Colour 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 30/100 1 semesters
Work 70/100 1 semesters

Course content

Initial training of drawing skills, gain basic knowledge of analogue drawing using various drawing media, experience and understand how drawing concepts function, present and explain form and space at an elementary level. Introduction to three-dimensional form. Become familiar with basic structure and form characteristics with related form work documented wtih analogue drawing, free technique. Project assignments in basic characteristics of three-dimensional form, relieff - full three-dimensionality, room structure

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Students will have gained an understanding of and a basic knowledge of the various aspects of analog drawing and drawing principles. Acheive a certain basic knowledge of what kind of work is involved in using three-dimensional form to solve aesthetic, form and space challenges. Skills: Students will develop a craftsmanship and analytical skills in analog drawing that will enable them to explain form and space on a basic level. Trained analytical eye for shape composition and image building. Ability to consider three-dimensional elements of form and create aesthetically sound expression of form . General Qualifications: After completing the course students should have drawing experience and expertise that gives them a platform for subsequent study of both analog and digital drawing processes. Ability to master complex three-dimensional form work and achieve a well organized and aesthetically sound expression of form.

Learning methods and activities

Project assignments, lectures and individual guidance. Lectures will present fundamental elements, alongside prosess-dependent in-class instruction. The course is based on a combination of one's own experience together with instruction. Personal experience will be an especially important component of workmanship skills (free-hand drawing) for broadening an understaing of the form and aesthetic aspects of the subject. There will be in-class reviews of project assignments. Students are strongly urged to participate in evaluation of their own projects.

Further on evaluation

The right to complain applies only after the final grade has been given. If a failing grade is received, the entire course must be repeated. Postponed examinations are usually scheduled for the next regular exam period.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)

Course materials

Materials for model construction, compendium, and recommended literature from the institute's library. Material list given at course start.Laptop and digital drawing tablet optional.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Technology


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 70/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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