Course Title: Drawing Level 4

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: VART5138

Course Title: Drawing Level 4

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Steve Cox

Julia Powles

Ph: +61 3 9925 4962

Nominal Hours: 48

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VART5137 – Drawing Level 3

Course Description

Students extend, utilise and interpret their knowledge of drawing and drawing practices in the production of a series of works which reflect and reinforce a major area of study.  The resulting work will display a strong conceptual base and a unique personal style.

In this course, Drawing is recognised as both an autonomous medium in its own right as well as a medium for recording and shaping initial ideas for further development in other disciplines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS646 Drawing Level 4

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply drawing skills which will demonstrate an ability to progress - in a context of sustained creativity - from initial conceptual ideas, through various stages in planning and execution, to anticipated outcomes
2. Demonstrate confident application of the drawing process through direct drawing techniques
3. Demonstrate a refined and extended appreciation of the essential significance of personal style
4. Demonstrate an ongoing development of skills in drawing practice in relation to the major and/or minor areas of study

Details of Learning Activities

Through a series of open ended projects students develop an understanding of the potential for drawing as a fundamental aspect of independent studio practice.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1:    Orientation

Week 2:    Introduction to Drawing 4. Drawing as a vehicle for self-expression, a support for studio practice and as a vital component in the development of an individual visual language is discussed and illustrated via a power point presentation looking at the various ways in which contemporary artists utilise drawing. The first project is handed out and discussed.

Weeks 3-17:    Drawing is delivered through a studio based tutorial programme that is tailored by the teaching staff for individual student’s learning requirements. A series of projects are presented for the students to choose from with the aim that through this research an independent studio practice will evolve. Students meet with staff for scheduled studio tutorials to discuss the progress.

Week 18:     Assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

“Vitamin D. New Perspectives in Drawing.”  Phaidon Press 2005

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written responses.

Assessment Tasks

- Presentation folio of 12 well-resolved drawings or equivalent body of work.
- Demonstration of a personal development of subject and mediums.
- Visual Art journal/s

(The Assessment criteria is set in the art and design Curriculum Framework 12857 VIC – Visual Arts)

Assessment Matrix

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