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DWG3529

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

This unit offers advanced specialisation in the skills and concepts related to the exercise of drawing the human figure. It deals with technical understanding but also with the cultural position of the genre in the context of current Fine Arts practice. In studio classes using life models and through projects which cultivate curiosity and inquiry, students investigate and create rich images involving the human figure. A practical study of the work of historical and contemporary exemplars of figure imagery is an important part of the unit.

Objectives

Upon completion of this unit, students will:

  1. possess advanced skills in the representation of single and multiple figures in a diversity of spatial contexts;
  2. be able to articulate the major conceptual issues implicit in the perceptual description of the human figure;
  3. be able to make informed aesthetic judgements about the character and quality of their imagery;
  4. have an increasing ability to work independently, both on set projects and on themes of personal relevance;
  5. possess an appreciation of how the continual investigation of the perceived world may inform and extend personal interpretation and imagery.

Assessment

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 independent hours

Prerequisites

DWG3519