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DWG1103

Faculty of Art and Design

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Nick Mourtzakis

Synopsis

Through a sequence of exercises that use the human figure and natural and made objects, skills in observation, representation, visualisation and basic design organisatonal, students acquire practical and intellectual skills. Individual interpretation and response is encouraged to facilitate the development of students' drawing skills and visual and aesthetic awareness.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. be able competently to represent objects by drawing, expressing form and volume and demonstrating a basic understanding of visual structure;
  2. use their understanding of the relationships between the formal elements of line, tone and shape in composition and basic design;
  3. understand an appropriate range of drawing methods and materials pertinent to the study;
  4. visualise and express this ability through appropriate forms of notation;
  5. understand some of the theoretical and psychological issues that provide the context for a chosen visual language;
  6. recognise the range of drawing processes, media, styles and sign systems and their application.

Assessment

Studio work: 70 %
Project work: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Ken Smith

Contact hours

12 hours per week, including 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours

Prohibitions

PPR3201