Course Title: Drawing Elective

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Drawing Elective

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Greg Creek

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 5396

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 4 Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: Via appointment or by Email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge

Students would benefit from previous participation in a life drawing program but the course will accommodate those with no previous experience.

Course Description

You will learn studio skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in drawing the figure. As well as exploring the studio methods and materials associated with life drawing and aesthetics, you will also be able to name, theorise and apply its attendant language and concepts.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development




This course provides you with the ability to:

a)    Develop a critically informed arts practice, in order to continually develop, change and plan for a future that is both informed and improved by arts practice.
b)    Find creative solutions to constraints and challenges in a fine art context.

At completion of this course you will be able to:

a)    Explore the methods and materials concerning life drawing including: the application of appropriate materials in a range of drawing modes and studio settings; perspective and non- perspective approaches to visual representation; proportion, form, weight and volume; figure/ground relationships; positive/negative space; use of props and backdrops; details of head, feet, hands; depiction of movement; serial and sequential works.
b)    Develop connections between art language, terms and concepts and your studio work.
c)    Document your learning journey.
d)    Demonstrate appropriate Occupational Health & Safety rules in the drawing studio and observe the prescribed protocols concerning working with clothed and unclothed models.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is a practical, studio-based course that will introduce you to life drawing.  It will also require you to engage in research and participate online to build your capacity in the terms and concepts of life drawing and aesthetics. You will engage with a structured program and also be encouraged to pursue your own creative direction in the drawing studio.

Overview of Learning Resources

Facilities for practical learning are provided in the studio but students should provide their own materials (eg. Paper and drawing mediums). RMIT library facilities recommended, no specific text books required.

Overview of Assessment

Students must consolidate and submit a folio of drawings (usually 12 – 15). Assessment will be conducted by a panel of Drawing staff that includes the lecturer of the Course and the Course Coordinator of the Drawing Studio. Regular attendance is required.