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


This study extends the development of observational acuity and investigation initiated in previous subjects. Sequential projects encourage students to recognise the continually unfolding nature of visual perception and through its engagement discover means for its energetic and vivid description. The subject expands the range of objects and motifs previously studied to stimulate conceptual and technical development.


  1. have skill in using an extended range of drawing materials and processes
  2. possess an understanding of the relationship of drawing to colour in the description of form and space
  3. be capable of drawing from an increasingly larger range of subject material, including the possibility of outdoors sites
  4. recognise individual responses to the perceived world and begin to 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 and demonstrate this through active participation participation in individual and group critiques.


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.

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 studio hours and 9 independent hours

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


either DWG2510 or DWG2509