Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stephen Garrett


This unit provides students with an opportunity to relate the broadest possible definition of drawing to current art practices, methods and materials. Through a series of set projects, students will be encouraged, through the use of materials and formats, to explore ideas and develop concepts in ways that may assist their major studies. The study is designed to assist students to develop notational skills, to investigate advanced concepts and to become aware of strategies for successfully articulating visual research.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. possess a working knowledge of a variety of current drawing techniques and methods of visual notation;
  2. have resourcefulness in employing unusual or unorthodox combinations of materials, formats and environments experimentally in exploring concepts, and to coherently pursue defined aims;
  3. be able to clearly articulate, through a variety of drawing approaches, major conceptual issues implicit in a given area of visual research;
  4. possess an appreciation of drawing both as a way of informing vision, and as a constructive complement to other areas of studio activity.


Study Option A: Folio: 100% (which includes at least 20% of assessment by mid-semester) or Study Option B: Folio: 100% (60% at end of block teaching
40% at end of program)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Stephen Garrett

Contact hours

Study Option A: 3 studio hours and 9 independent study hours per week or Study Option B: 156 hours including 36 hours block teaching and 120 hours of independent study


Any of DWG1102, DWG1202, DWG1301, DWG1401