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
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stephen Garrett


This unit provides students of art and design with a further opportunity to explore the relationship between Fine Art and anatomy. Through a variety of media and methodologies, students explore how to make sense of the form and structure of the body, drawing on perceptual, observational and conceptual drawing strategies. Students will work from the life model, marquettes, anatomical specimens and various forms of diagrammatic representation of the body; with increasing specialisation and knowledge, directed towards individual study projects. Appropriate OHS guidelines and consideration of the ethical requirements of the unit will be addressed.


On successful completion of this unit students should:

  1. have a wide and sophisticated graphic visual vocabulary to serve and maximise their individual expressive needs in relation to the body;

  1. have aesthetic sensibilities that enable them to critically determine imagery that bridges both historical and contemporary art;

  1. productively develop a wide variety of visual material and techniques relevant to their major discipline;

  1. have an in depth appreciation and understanding of the structures of the body that may be of interest to the contemporary artist;

  1. have a thorough understanding of the OHS and ethical issues relating to this area of study.


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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Workload requirements

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