DWG3519 - Drawing: the body 2 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Art

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Leslie Eastman


Mr Leslie Eastman

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)




This unit offers an extended engagement with the representational issues prefaced in the previous units. In a studio class, sequential projects, will explore the visual description of the human body in a variety of spatial, conceptual and contemporary contexts. This will promote the investigation and discovery of a range of appropriate representational strategies involving drawing and contemporary media. A practical study of the work of historical and contemporary exemplars of body imagery is an important part of the unit.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skill in using an extended range of drawing materials and processes to confidently create dynamic relationships between the body and its surrounding space;
  2. Demonstrate they possess an understanding of the relationship of drawing to the creation and manipulation of form and space;
  3. Demonstrate they are capable of creating drawings in a variety of scales and media;
  4. Begin to recognise individual responses and make independent judgements on the appropriateness of procedures and techniques for their description;
  5. Demonstrate they possess greater understanding of the philosophical, theoretical and aesthetic issues underlying the perceptual drawing process;
  6. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours of independent study.

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