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DWG2509

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)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Nick Mourtzakis

Synopsis

An intense investigation of the skills required for drawing the human figure with competence. Studio classes using life models develop skills in observing inner structure, gesture, spatial organisation and characterisation. Technical studies of representational devices, mark selection, emphasis, and lighting promote a broader understanding of the uses of figure representation in a variety of art practices.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. be able to achieve an advanced competence in the representation and characterisation of a variety of figure subjects through drawing;
  2. have understanding of the internal structure and proportions of the human figure, the dynamic relationships between its various parts, and its potential for movement as expressed through action, tension and repose;
  3. explore the representation of the figure in a variety of spatial contexts, and through a variety of conceptual and technical approaches;
  4. be able to consult a large body of reference in the history of the representation of the figure in western art and consider critically the continuing meaning of the genre in the context of contemporary culture.

Assessment

Folio: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Ken Smith

Contact hours

3 studio hours for one semester and 9 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites

Any of DWG1102, DWG1202, DWG1301, DWG1401, or permission