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.
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:
- Demonstrate familiarity with a range of processes, material uses and material properties and indicate a developing understanding of relationships between these in making art
- Show familiarity with, and skill in, two and three-dimensional design and construction
- Show an understanding of relevant historical traditions and conventions across art areas, and their relevance to contemporary art/digital media/craft/design practice
- Demonstrate established observation and analytical skills of 2D and 3D form, anatomical study and composition, as well as imagination in execution of projects.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work, 80% (LO1-4)
Journal / documentation, 10% (LO 1, 3, 4)
Participation, 10% (LO 1-4)
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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