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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to figure drawing, landscape drawing and thematically-based project work form the basis of this unit. Using an analytical approach, media, content, and the artistic options of contemporary drawing practice are explored. Students are encouraged to develop individuality and creativity within this context.

Unit content

  • Drawing as a verb: drawing as a means of observation, note taking, the expression of ideas and a living tradition
  • Contemporary conceptual issues connected to the face, the figure and the life model
  • Contemporary versions of traditional art practices
  • Drawing techniques, media investigations and compositional strategies
  • Studio and folio drawings
  • Work habits and routines
  • Evaluating drawings
  • Research and journal keeping

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate a knowledge of selected conceptual issues underpinning contemporary drawing
2 demonstrate a knowledge of the art practice of contemporary artists
3 use a range of compositional strategies, drawing techniques and media in the production of drawings
4 illustrate the relationship between studio and folio drawings
5 employ drawing as a means of observation and note taking
6 apply an understanding of the criteria for evaluating drawings
7 demonstrate an understanding of journal keeping

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a knowledge of selected conceptual issues underpinning contemporary drawing
    • GA1:
  2. demonstrate a knowledge of the art practice of contemporary artists
    • GA4:
  3. use a range of compositional strategies, drawing techniques and media in the production of drawings
    • GA2:
  4. illustrate the relationship between studio and folio drawings
    • GA1:
  5. employ drawing as a means of observation and note taking
    • GA1:
  6. apply an understanding of the criteria for evaluating drawings
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  7. demonstrate an understanding of journal keeping
    • GA1: