Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Kit Wise


This unit provides students with an opportunity to relate the broadest possible definition of drawing to current art practices, methods and materials. Through a series of set projects, students will be encouraged, through the use of materials and formats, to explore ideas and develop concepts in ways that may assist their major studies. The study is designed to assist students to develop notational skills, to investigate advanced concepts and to become aware of strategies for successfully articulating visual research.


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

  1. have a wide graphic visual vocabulary to serve and maximise their individual expressive needs;
  2. have aesthetic sensibilities 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. Critically engage and produce drawing in relation to their conceptual direction and perceptive observations
  5. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


Study Option A: Folio: 100% (which includes at least 20% of assessment by mid-semester) or Study Option B: Folio: 100% (60% at end of block teaching
40% at end of program)

Workload requirements

Study Option A: 3 studio hours and 9 independent study hours per week or Study Option B: 156 hours including 36 hours block teaching and 120 hours of independent study

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Any of DWG1102, DWG1202, DWG1301, DWG1401, DWG1201, DWG1103, or permission from Studio Coordinator.