Course Title: Drawing, Body and Perception
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Drawing, Body and Perception
Credit Points: 12
|Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017
Course Coordinator: Greg Creek
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5386
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
This course offers you a structured program in drawing techniques and approaches to perceiving and expressing the body in space.
It encompasses life drawing and general drawing including aspects of anatomy, faciality, perspective, pictorial composition and the investigation of self, place and personal vision. You will produce a folio of resolved drawings with a support folio of studies and research material that are relevant to a range of areas of study. You will examine formal conventions of drawing, historical contexts and its capacity to communicate expressively across a range of media.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:
- find creative solutions to constraints and challenges in a fine art context
- develop a critically reflective arts practice, in order to continually develop, change and plan for a future that is both informed and improved by arts practice
- engage in autonomous and continued learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- apply observational drawing skills and initiate personal imagery within a range contemporary art practice
- make credible descriptions of the human subject using established and experimental drawing modes
- reference a range of extended uses of the body as agent in contemporary art practice
- critically reflect on your work and the work of others produced within this course
Overview of Learning Activities
In this course you will engage with technology as a process of creation and enquiry. You will learn to use technologies in ways that compliment and inform your studio specialisation by making art works. You will also employ analytical, technical and interpretative processes to critically evaluate the use of technologies for creative practice using a range of reflective learning tools.
Through workshops, demonstrations, seminars, lectures and group discussions you will engage in a range of learning activities that explore technologies, tools and processes such as the hand made, digital, electronic, mechanical & workshop equipment & processes, and hardware & software. You will also explore safe working practices, industry standards and extend your knowledge, language and vocabulary of technology.
You will receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and peers through a variety of consultations and tutorials. This feedback will help you to track how your learning is progressing against the specified learning outcomes and capabilities for this course. In classes you will engage in critical reflection and reviews.
Overview of Learning Resources
RMIT University will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including studio and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment specific to your studio area. A selected range of supplies are available, as well as support from technical staff. You will also have access to a wide range of online and hardcopy resources through RMIT University Library.
RMIT University is in close proximity to a broad range of galleries and cultural venues which you will be expected to visit as part of your course. Professional studio specific workshops, labs and suppliers are also readily accessible.
Overview of Assessment
You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course and on your development against the program capabilities. The work resulting from your studio practice will be presented for assessment. It may consist of a range of works and/or presentation that either respond to a project outline or are self-directed and will be assessed by academic staff.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Studio Coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your lecturers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document.