Course Title: Interdisciplinary drawing III

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5832

Course ID: 039109

Course Title: Interdisciplinary drawing III

School: 340T Art

Program Code: C6073 - Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Coordinator: Peter Westwood

Phone: 9925 4025


Nominal Hours: 68

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Interdisciplinary Drawing II

Course Description

This course provides the student with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to create drawings which demonstrate a personal vision.
In relation to a negotiated and extensively developed project proposal students will: develop a personal visual language in drawing exploring conceptions of the nature of contemporary drawing; identify conceptual streams within the body of work; research organise and analyse; explore appropriate mediums; develop a practice based on perceptive enquiry contextualised within issues related to aesthetics; apply appropriate and informed OH&S procedures.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

5362C Interdisciplinary drawing III

Learning Outcomes

1. Research a variety of source material and develop concepts, ideas and images for creative drawings
2. Select appropriate conventional and innovative media and techniques, including computer-aided software packages, to develop preliminary studies and drawings
3. Execute and evaluate drawings that demonstrate a personal vision

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

In the first weeks of the Program and in negotiation with supervising academic staff students will develop an initial Project Proposal document. The Project document will foreshadow research paths to be undertaken by the student and will be formally reviewed by the student and supervising academic staff midway through the Semester. Through the course of the Semester the Project document will be formed to infer areas of proposed conceptual investigation, practice based enquires and will scope and link all studio based Courses and activities undertaken by the student. Research, reflections, and appropriate notes resulting from access to Theory Courses will also be developed within the Project document.

Interdisciplinary drawing will reflect the investigation developed within each student’s individual Project document. Idea development related to drawing, as an interdisciplinary practice will be developed through individual tutorials.

All students will be required to develop a resource of drawings that inform the work in their major area of practice. This will occur under the guidance of academic staff with expertise in the field of drawing to develop an understanding in the student of the role of drawing conceptually and technically.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 to 16: Studio based individual and group tutorial advice.
Week 17: Installation of drawings as a support to each students major area of practice.
Week 18: Assessment

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Not applicable

Overview of Assessment

A comprehensive drawing folio

Assessment Tasks

Students will present a substantial and resolved body of work (folio), informed by the research undertaken within the Project document, demonstrating an informed and thoughtful approach to drawing. Assessment will be conducted by a panel of Academic staff, in turn providing a written response to the student relating to the overall folio presentation. The written response from the Assessment panel will reflect on the intrinsic nature of the folio in relation to all areas of studio practice, installation and exhibition practice, in turn reflecting the conceptual investigation and research undertaken within the Project document.

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