UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

VISA1054 Art of Drawing

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 option in the Fine Arts major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science students
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit explores drawing as a process central to a number of fields of study. A series of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions introduces a rationale for inventive and conventional strategies for drawing and positions these techniques within a historical context from cave painting to the present. It encourages lateral thinking through material investigation and explores many different responses to vision and expression. The intersection between drawing, writing, mapping, cartooning and storytelling is considered.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop skills of observation and rendering in a range of drawing materials and approaches; (2) demonstrate the ability to develop ideas and communicate observations in a range of drawing methodologies; and (3) develop knowledge of drawing as an interdisciplinary practice.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) an essay; (2) tutorial presentation; and (3) a folio submission. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Ionat Zurr
Contact hours 48 (lectures: 12 hours; practical workshops and tutorials: 36 hours)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/VISA1054/SEM-2/2017
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