Course Title: Work with the human form in creative practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6149 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Work with the human form in creative practice

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2017

Course Contact: Deb Williams

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254215

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Course Description

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to produce drawings that represent and communicate ideas. At this level, you would take some responsibility for experimentation with a range of drawing techniques and be expected to show some command of those techniques.

Many artists and designers work with the human form in their practice. This could be through two-dimensional (2-D) work like sketching, figure drawing or painting for a range of artistic or functional purposes, or through three-dimensional (3-D) work in areas, such as modelling, sculpture, ceramics and glass. Creative work may or may not be a direct representation of the human form.

At this level, the practitioner works independently with mentoring and guidance as required.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAACD505 Work with the human form in creative practice


1. Research the human form

2. Visually represent the human form

3. Evaluate own work

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have completed

  • A selection of drawings that explore mark making and techniques
  • A select of drawings that use experimentation with materials and tools
  • Understanding of OH&S processes in a studio environment

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Extended drawing process and the relevant OH&S.
  • Determine and organise resource requirements for new work
  • Develop research and refine a conceptual vision through the production of drawings

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.