Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to produce drawings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4281

Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to produce drawings

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Course Contact: Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to research and experiment with various techniques and media for the realisation of drawings. It outlines the way drawings are produced through the use of experimentation and ongoing refinement.
Drawing would be undertaken in a studio where you will explore drawing materials and techniques.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

It is highly recommended that this course be assessed in conjunction with:

  • CUVCOR04B Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse
  • CUVCOR09B Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept
  • CUVCOR13B Research and critically analyse history and theory to inform artistic practice.

Depending on the context, combined assessment and/or training with a range of other courses would also be appropriate, e.g.:

  • CUVCRS14B Prepare, store and maintain finished work
  • CUVCRS08B Document the work progress.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP16B Research and experiment with techniques to produce drawings


1 Inform work through experimentation with drawing techniques and media

2 Develop and refine a conceptual vision for drawings

3 Determine and organise resource requirements for new work

4 Realise drawings

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

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.