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DWG2511 - Anatomical Drawing A

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Art and Design

Leader: Kit Wise


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit provides students of art and design with the opportunity to explore the relationship between Fine Art practice and anatomy. Through a variety of media and methodologies, the students explore how to make sense of the form and structure of the body, drawing on perceptual, observational and conceptual drawing strategies; as well as contemporary issues regarding the body found in critical theory. Students will work from the life model, marquettes, anatomical specimens (including prosected cadavers) and various forms of diagrammatic representation of the body. The unit will also address the OHS and ethical issues required for study in this area.


On successful completion of this unit students should:

  1. have a wide graphic visual vocabulary to serve and maximise their individual expressive needs in relation to the body;
  2. have aesthetic sensibilites that enable them to critically determine imagery that bridges both historical and contemporary art;
  3. productively develop a wide variety of visual material and techniques relevant to their major discipline
  4. have an appreciation of the structures of the body that may be of interest to the contemporary artist;
  5. have an undertanding of the appropriate procedures for complying with OHS and ethical requirements in this area of study.


By folio 100% (all objectives). Initial project or work-in-progress is assessed in the first part of the semester and contributes a weighting of no less than 20% to the final assessment.

Contact hours

12 hours per week, including 3 studio hours and 9 independant study hours


Any of DWG1201, DWG1202, DWG1301, DWG1103