Course Title: Drawing Level 4

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

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

Julia Powles

Jennifer Mills

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

Studio based, self initiated practice.  Students participate in group and individual tutorials with staff.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1            Introduction to Drawing Level 4

Week 2-16      Self-directed practice and tutorials.

Week 17-18   Assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Dexter, E. Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing. Phaidon 2005
Kovats, T. The Drawing Book: A survey of Drawing: The Primary means of Expression. Black Dog Publishing 2007
Tracey. Drawing Now: Between the lines of Contemporary Art. I.B Tauris Publishing 2008

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written responses.

Assessment Tasks

-Presentation of 12 resolved drawing or equivalent body of work
-Demonstration of a personal development of subject and mediums.
-Demonstration of a clear relationship between drawing and Major/minor areas of study
-Visual Art Journal/s
-Class participation and attendance at studio tutorials

NB: Work must reflect a consistent interaction with tutors in order to be considered for assessment.

Assessment Matrix

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