Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stephen Garrett


Social based strategies is a studio based drawing unit. Students will be presented with projects introducing themes of the city, architecture, mass media and politics as an investigative drawing practice.The unit provides students with the means to achieve a level of technical competence in these processes, and a consideration of their works in the context of historical, philosophical and contemporary practices.


On successful completion of this unit, student will be able to:

  1. understand the conceptual and technical foundation for successful study in a contemporary practices
  2. identify the city, architecture, mass media and politics as a means of creative and critical contemporary expression
  3. produce creative strategies as a form of expression appropriate to the concept they are investigating
  4. understand the context of contemporary drawing and investigation in the framework of national and global contemporary culture
  5. describe the theoretical and historical rationale and context of their work
  6. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


Assessment is 100% by folio at end of semester. The folio will be comprised of works produced during the duration of the unit, and may also include student's works made independently of the unit, and a journal which will document on-going progress and research over the semester.

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Contact hours

12 hours comprising 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week