Course Title: Drawing Studio 2A1 Visual Research Advanced Life Drawing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Drawing Studio 2A1 Visual Research Advanced Life Drawing

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008

Course Coordinator: Dr Irene Barberis; Godwin Bradbeer

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1238

Course Coordinator;

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 2.B.4

Course Coordinator Availability: Via appointment or by Email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of Year One Life Drawing and Visual Research, or equivalent..

Course Description

The Course offers a structured program of drawing from the human subject, clothed and unclothed. The Course also engages modes of describing the subject within varying spatial contexts. Technical and formal conventions of drawing will be discussed and demonstrated and expressive aspects of practice will be critiqued. Students are required to initiate and sustain a personal body of art research additional to the life drawing component. All aspects of study should be comprehended within a historical and a contemporary art context. Individual and group tutorials will be conducted.

Work Integrated Learning is incorporated within the Course by a regular program of group and individual critiques in conjunction with the viewing of public exhibitions and regular exposure and involvement with international arts practitioners through Metasenta, projects within The Drawing Space and the international Artist in Residence Program.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

By the completion of the program students should be able to make competent visual descriptions the human subject in conventional drawing modes. Students should also have the capacity to initiate and extend more fully a personal imagery that can be contextualized within a conceptual framework and an informed contemporary art practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

Scheduled life drawing classes, individual and group tutorials and ongoing studio practice.

Overview of Learning Resources

Studio facilities available for most activities. Students must supply own materials. RMIT library facilities recommended, no specific text books required.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be by a submitted folio of personally initiated and developed imagery that includes a folio of 12 - 15 life drawings. 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.