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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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


This unit offers an extended engagement with the representational issues prefaced in the previous figure drawing unit. In a studio class, sequential projects, using either male or female life models, will explore the visual description of the human figure in a variety of spatial contexts. This will promote the investigation and discovery of a range of appropriate representational strategies involving drawing media, use of colour and scale of imagery and format.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. have skill in using an extended range of drawing materials and processes to confidently create dynamic relationships between the figure and its surrounding space;
  2. possess an understanding of the relationship of drawing to colour in the creation and manipulation of form and space;
  3. be capable of making drawings in a variety of sizes including the possibility of very large scale;
  4. begin to recognise individual responses to the perceptual world and make independent judgements on the appropriateness of procedures and techniques for their description;
  5. possess greater understanding of the philosophical, theoretical and aesthetic issues underlying the perceptual drawing process.


By folio 100%. Initial project or work-in-progress is assessed in the first part of the semester and contributes a weighting of no less than 20% to the final assessment.

Chief examiner(s)

Ken Smith

Contact hours

12 hours per week including 3 studio hours and 9 hours of independent study