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ACV113 - Drawing for Art and Design

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:G Weiss




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week


Drawing is a critical skill for artists and designers: as a thinking process; as a communicative tool, and as an art medium in its own right. In this unit, students will gain a working knowledge of traditional and contemporary drawing strategies germane to visual art and design practice. It aims to develop skills across representational, interpretive, and expressive modes of drawing. Content is delivered within three modules.

1. Drawing foundations:

Development of perceptual skills - observation and analysis of the physical world (including the human figure); perspective drawing; graphic mark making and media handling.

2. Drawing for design:

Drawing as a developmental tool in the design process.  Drawing as a tool for representing and communicating design concepts and ideas.

3. Contemporary drawing strategies:

Contemporary trends, experimental, expressive, and interpretive approaches to drawing practice.


Drawing Foundations 30%

Drawing for Design 30%

Contemporary Drawing Strategies 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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