units

DWG1103

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Dr Stephen Garrett

Synopsis

Through a sequence of exercises that use the human figure and natural and made objects, skills in observation, representation, visualisation and basic design organisatonal, students acquire practical and intellectual skills. Individual interpretation and response is encouraged to facilitate the development of students' drawing skills and visual and aesthetic awareness.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. be able competently to represent objects by drawing, expressing form and volume and demonstrating a basic understanding of visual structure
  2. use their understanding of the relationships between the formal elements of line, tone and shape in composition and basic design
  3. understand an appropriate range of drawing methods and materials pertinent to the study
  4. visualise and express this ability through appropriate forms of notation
  5. understand some of the theoretical and psychological issues that provide the context for a chosen visual language
  6. recognise the range of drawing processes, media, styles and sign systems and their application.

Assessment

Studio work: 70 %
Project work: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, including 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours

Prerequisites

Admission to an Art & Design course or permission