Drawing and Technology

4 August 2022

In today’s technologically driven society, what role does traditional drawing have in the preservation of our cultural heritage? Discover how these traditional values intersect with contemporary art & design practice and technological sophistication.

Exploring the rich culture of the city of Barcelos, students are encouraged to make architectural studies, examine museum artefacts, and create renderings of the living presence of the city’s inhabitants. These traditional approaches to drawing and illustration are to be finalised in a digital format, where the students’ work will be displayed in an augmented reality exhibition walk.

This course aims to provide an in-depth analysis of visual note-taking and the methodology of “thinking on paper”, the process of making visual and contextual observations, and the subsequent stages involved in establishing connections for a meaningful narrative and composition.   

From 4 to 21 October 2022

Face-to-face week
From 17 to 21 October at Polytechnic of Cávado and Ave (Portugal)

Learning assessment
21 October

Mode of delivery

Language of instruction

Academic recognition
To be defined by each higher education institution.
Generally, most students will have this RUN-EU SAP certified in their diploma supplement, as a minimal condition

Eligible participants
RUN-EU students specially from 1st cycle of studies.
This SAP is interdisciplinary but situated in the fields of Drawing, Arts, Architecture, and Design.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this Short Advanced Programme, students will be able to understand:

  • the principles of drawing for representational visual communication
  • perspective drawing fundamentals for still life, architecture and figurative study
  • compositional and narrative problem-solving for illustrative storytelling and conceptual art making
  • digital applications and working methodology for Augmented Reality.

How to apply
Fill in the application form

Deadline for applications
24 August 2022

Selection criteria
A maximum of 20 students will be selected for this programme.
Motivation and a wide representation of subject areas/fields and balanced participation of RUN-EU member institutions. The selection team will also take steps towards ensuring diversity and representativity.


IPCA, Portugal
TUS, Ireland

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