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Basic Sketching Videos for Architectural Students

GBCI: 0920010610

Are you interested in a career in Architecture? Hand sketching is a critical skill one would need while studying and practicing architecture. Though everything is done on computers these days, one should be able to draw by hand as well.

Published on: December 27, 2016

Average: 3 (1 vote)


Though sophisticated software is used for visualization and precision, almost every Architecture project start by hand drawing sketches. These videos shows you some basic sketching skills needed for students aspiring for a career in Architecture. This video also outlines the topic areas covered in National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA). The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), is conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA) which is a body of Council of Architecture, New Delhi in India. These videos are part of GBRI's all inclusive NATA Exam Prep available at

Please note: This course is not eligible for GBCI CE because it does not contain an assessment.


  1. Understand the importance of basic sketching
  2. Learn 1, 2 and 3 point perspectives
  3. Identify NATA exam prep requirements
  4. Prepare for the NATA exam
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San Antonio, TX
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Basic Sketching Skills for Architectural students is a great, simple, clear video showing the techniques to develop. Very effective simple presentation.
But did not like the idea of writing simulation for every text in the presentation. I like it for the drawing portion, but its too much to do for all the texts. Would have preferred some voice for the texts portion instead of continues music.
In spite of these its a great educational video for students aspiring to get into Architecture Schools.

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