Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stephen Garrett (Caulfield), Mr Rodney Forbes (Gippsland)


An intensive program facilitating the acquisition and development of practical and intellectual skills required by art, design and architecture students in the discipline of drawing. Observation, analysis, selection, interpretation and expression are studied through sequential projects. Manufactured and natural forms including the figure and other models are central to the investigation of proportion, structure, volume and space through line, tone, shape, movement and texture. A range of drawing materials and methods are explored.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. produce artworks to represent objects, expressing their proportion, form and volume whilst displaying a basic grasp of structure;
  2. understand the relationships between the formal elements of drawing, including line, tone and shape and the relationships between these as they are incorporated within compositional dynamics;
  3. be critically aware of the need for selectivity and identifying visual prejudice;
  4. analyse the processes of perception and critically consider drawing in relation to observational objectivity;
  5. explore the historical, theoretical, philosophical and aesthetic contexts of drawing.
  6. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


Assessment is 100% by folio at mid-semester and end of semester (20% mid-semester and 80% final folio). The folio will be comprised of works produced during the duration of the unit, and may also include student's works made independently of the unit, and a journal which will document on-going progress and research over the semester.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Stephen Garrett

Contact hours

4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week