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)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stephen Garrett


This unit offers an extended engagement with the representational issues prefaced in the previous units. In a studio class, sequential projects, will explore the visual description of the human body in a variety of spatial, conceptual and contemporary contexts. This will promote the investigation and discovery of a range of appropriate representational strategies involving drawing and contemporary media. A practical study of the work of historical and contemporary exemplars of body imagery is an important part of the unit.


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

  1. have skill in using an extended range of drawing materials and processes to confidently create dynamic relationships between the body and its surrounding space;
  2. possess an understanding of the relationship of drawing to the creation and manipulation of form and space;
  3. be capable of creating drawings in a variety of scales and media;
  4. begin to recognise individual responses 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.
  6. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


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.

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Contact hours

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