Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Art


Dr Stephen Garrett


Not offered in 2016


An intense study of the visible world. Through class projects, sustained attention will provide greater insights into the aesthetic and expressive qualities of forms and spaces and give opportunities to explore a variety of technical and conceptual means towards their appropriate representation.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. be competent in the observation and graphic representation of form and space
  2. be able competently to explore a range of space-making devices and appropriate drawing strategies
  3. have a deepening understanding of the significance of visual perception and the visual knowledge that derives from concentrated observation
  4. be able competently to explore, through drawing, the inner structures of a variety of manufactured and natural forms
  5. be able to investigate the aesthetic and expressive possibilities arising from intensive observational focus, that is relevant to the major study.


Folio: 100%

Workload requirements

3 studio hours for one semester and 9 independent study hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


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