Course Title: Drawing specialisation III

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5842

Course Title: Drawing specialisation III

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6073 - Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Coordinator: Peter Westwood

Phone: 9925 4025


Nominal Hours: 209

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course students will creatively develop drawings (using conventional and innovative media and techniques) which demonstrate a personal vision and direction and a commitment to the practice of drawing as a visual art discipline in its own right.
In relation to a negotiated and extensively developed project proposal students will: develop a personal visual language that will underpin the entire folio; identify conceptual premises within their own work; apply creative, lateral and critical thinking; research organise and analyse; understand and reflect on cultural contexts for the work; explore a range of approaches (pertinent to the project); demonstrate an understanding of key materials and methods; 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:

5362AC Drawing specialisation III

Learning Outcomes

1. Research and critically analyse ideas, themes, concepts and styles in contemporary and historical drawings
2. Locate a variety of source material for images and ideas
3. Develop preliminary sketches and drawings
4. Execute a creative body of drawings using conventional and innovative media which demonstrate a personal vision and direction
5. Critically appraise developed works

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.

Individual and group tutorials in Drawing Specialisation will reflect on the development of studio practice in relation to each student’s individual Project document.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 to 14: Studio based individual and group tutorial advice.
Week 15 and 16: Individual tutorial advice relating to the development of the proposed installation of drawings for assessment.
Week 17: Drawing installation
Week 18: Assessment

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 exhibition practice. 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.

Assessment Matrix

Not applicable

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