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DWG3519 - Perceptual drawing (the figure) B

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Art and Design

Leader: Kit Wise


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit offers an extended engagement with the representational issues prefaced in the previous figure drawing unit. In a studio class, sequential projects, using either male or female life models, will explore the visual description of the human figure in a variety of spatial contexts. This will promote the investigation and discovery of a range of appropriate representational strategies involving drawing media, use of colour and scale of imagery and format.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. have skill in using an extended range of drawing materials and processes to confidently create dynamic relationships between the figure and its surrounding space;
  2. possess an understanding of the relationship of drawing to colour in the creation and manipulation of form and space;
  3. be capable of making drawings in a variety of sizes including the possibility of very large scale;
  4. begin to recognise individual responses to the perceptual world and make independent judgements on the appropriateness of procedures and techniques for their description;
  5. possess greater understanding of the philosophical, theoretical and aesthetic issues underlying the perceptual drawing process.


By folio 100%. 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 hours of independent study