• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • David Jensz
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
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This course presents key aspects of life drawing including observation and analysis of form, anatomical study, and composition. Students will explore a range of drawing materials and develop observational and technical skills. Conceptual and thematic issues are addressed and the program is structured around four topics designed to introduce a range of skills and processes. Workplace health and safety (WHS) instruction is an integral part of the course.

This is a topic-based course which rotates over four semesters. Each semester focuses on one of the following  topics: Narrative & Character, Light & Space, Mark & Structure or Tone & Line.

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 an understanding of techniques, materials and processes used in life drawing.
  2. Demonstrate a creative exploration of materials.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of historical and theoretical contexts relevant to life drawing.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work (80%) Learning Outcomes 1–3
Journal (20%) Learning Outcomes 1–3

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Workload

4 hours of lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to dedicate a further 6 hours to independent studio practice and research each teaching week of the semester (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
Tone & Line
3440 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
Light & Space
9804 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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