DWG2511 - Drawing: Anatomy 1 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Arts


Dr Leslie Eastman

Unit guides




  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit provides students the opportunity to explore the relationship between Fine Art practice and anatomy. Students will work from anatomical specimens (including prosected cadavers) at the Anatomical Museum and various forms of diagrammatic representation of the body. Through a variety of media and methodologies, the students explore how to make sense of the form and structure of the body, drawing on perceptual, observational and conceptual drawing strategies; as well as contemporary issues regarding the body found in critical theory. The unit will also address the OHS and ethical issues required for study in this area.


On successful completion of this unit students should:

  1. have a wide graphic visual vocabulary to serve and maximise their individual expressive needs in relation to the body;
  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. have an appreciation of the structures of the body that may be of interest to the contemporary artist;
  5. have an understanding of the appropriate procedures for complying with OHS and ethical requirements in this area of study.


This is a semester-long project unit. By folio 100% (all objectives).

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 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


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