Course Title: Experiment with techniques to produce drawings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4311 Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Title: Experiment with techniques to produce drawings

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to proactively experiment and innovate with various drawing techniques and ideas to develop an individual style or voice. This course relates to drawing as an art form and therefore differs from courses that focus on drawing as a visual representation tool.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVDRA401A Experiment with techniques to produce drawings


1. Develop proficiency with a range of drawing techniques and media

2. Develop ideas for drawing

3. Organise drawing resources

4. Create finished drawings

5. Evaluate own drawing work

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to:

  • develop ideas and techniques through a process of research and experimentation
  • produce multiple finished drawings or a single major work that demonstrate a command of techniques
  • apply knowledge of drawing techniques, equipment and materials and the ways they may be adapted and combined.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.