DRW1201 - Drawing 1A - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Gippsland Centre for Art and Design


Dr Sanne Mestrom

Not offered in 2017


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.

Workload requirements

4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Students must be enrolled in a course owned, or, granted permission by, the faculty of Art Design and Architecture.