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.
Not offered in 2017
An intensive program which extends students' intellectual and practical skills in seeing, observation, analysis, selection and visual expression; sequential projects are set to facilitate these outcomes. Individual response and interpretation are encouraged to assist students to develop a personal visual language that underpins and aids their major study.
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
- be able to represent objects and their spatial relationships with a growing understanding of form and volume, their underlying structures, and how these are manipulated to achieve a successful expressive outcome
- competently use a broad range of drawing methods and materials
- have a deepening understanding of the theoretical, aesthetic, philosophical and historical contexts that inform conventional and contemporary Fine Art drawing practice and a curiosity to pursue these issues further
- be able to consider the aesthetic possibilities arising from the tension between expressive impulses and observational objectivity
- relish the capacity to observe and assess previous visual knowledge by discovering new knowledge; to analyse these discoveries and, by selection and sythesis, develop an individual expressive response and working process that may form the basis for a personal visual language.
4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week
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