Related Studies (Drawing) 1

Subject FINA10006 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week
Total Time Commitment:

3 hours per week





Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

The aim of this subject is to explore studio practices related to the first semester studio program. The program will offer a series of structured classes, practical exercises and projects to assist students to experiment with a range of tools, materials, methodology and pictorial conventions. Specialist workshops will focus on technical processes relevant to the uses of computer software for digital imaging and introduce other activities related to contemporary art practice. Students will be encouraged to develop critical and reflective thinking by participating in group discussions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • to assist students to experiment with a range of media and tools including the use of digital technnologies
  • to develop studio/laboratory based approaches that will inform drawing practices

A substantial folio of selected works including perceptually based drawings, digital images, sketchbooks/journals; work made for set exercises/projects, and related materials (100%).

Prescribed Texts:

Required texts
Students may be asked to locate relevant texts and reference material independently and or in consultation with supervising lecturers who may also refer texts appropriate to individual need.

Additional reading or references
Students are encouraged to make regular visits to art galleries, art institutions, and artist run spaces, located in the immediate cultural environment. Current publicity material including information about artist talks, presentations, public lecture programs, and exhibition dates are posted regularly on the department notice board.

Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

At the completion of the course or subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
  • demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
  • demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century;
  • work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of visual artistic environments;
  • demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
  • understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Art

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