• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Design Arts, Creative Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Erica Seccombe
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
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With a focus on drawing the human form, this course will introduce students to a range of skills and conceptual issues relevant to all visual and design arts disciplines and provides a foundation for future specialised work. Weekly projects will introduce students to the application of two-dimensional representation, dealing with issues such as the human form, the dynamics of colour, design, composition, proportion and pictorial space.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with a range of processes, material uses and material properties and indicate a developing understanding of relationships between these in making art
  2. Show familiarity with, and skill in, two and three-dimensional design and construction
  3. Show an understanding of relevant historical traditions and conventions across art areas, and their relevance to contemporary art/digital media/craft/design practice
  4. Demonstrate established observation and analytical skills of 2D and 3D form, anatomical study and composition, as well as imagination in execution of projects.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

Journal / documentation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4]

Participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

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Workload

4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice for 13 weeks (Total 130 hours).

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4524 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9540 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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