ACV115 - Drawing and the Body in Visual Arts


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week


Through a focus on the body (human or otherwise), this studio-based unit introduces students to key skills and concepts used within the discipline of drawing in the visual arts. Along with gaining competency and control of perceptual drawing techniques, the unit explores the ways in which contemporary drawing engages and challenges the viewer through various means: for example through unexpected combinations of subject matter, format, style, scale, process, and material. The unit treats the development of perception, observation, expression, communication, ideation, and imagination as integrated aspects of all forms of drawing. The program is structured around weekly drawing topics designed to build observational skills, develop media strategies, and introduce basic conceptual frameworks for generating work. Lecturer presentations and demonstrations, group discussion and critiques also form an integral aspect of seminar activities.

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