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Visual thinking and communication ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Kit Wise

Caulfield First semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: Through a sequence of exercises that use the human figure and natural and made objects, skills in observation, representation, visualisation and basic design organisatonal, students acquire practical and intellectual skills. Individual interpretation and response is encouraged to facilitate the development of students' drawing skills and visual and aesthetic awareness.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students should: 1. be able competently to represent objects by drawing, expressing form and volume and demonstrating a basic understanding of visual structure; 2. use their understanding of the relationships between the formal elements of line, tone and shape in composition and basic design; 3. understand an appropriate range of drawing methods and materials pertinent to the study; 4. visualise and express this ability through appropriate forms of notation; 5. understand some of the theoretical and psychological issues that provide the context for a chosen visual language; 6. recognise the range of drawing processes, media, styles and sign systems and their application.

Assessment: Studio work: 70 % + Project work: 30%

Contact Hours: 12 hours per week, including 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours

Prohibitions: PPR3201