Drawing Studies 2

Subject FINA10007 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 31.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 9 hours contact plus 10 supervised studio hours each week for one semester
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Drawing Studies 1

Recommended Background Knowledge:

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Core Participation Requirements:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Email: vcam-info@unimelb.edu.au
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Web: www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au
Subject Overview:

In this subject students begin to address the issues and aesthetic problems raised through sustained periods of practical and critical investigation. This is carried out through discussion and studio practice: in class situations/group tutorials, individual tutorials, and in private studio time. Through consultation with lecturers and in classes, students explore a number of extended projects that can operate as conceptual starting points for their own studio practice in Drawing Studies 3. Participation in life drawing classes, slide talks, excursions, and departmental exhibitions is required as a continuation of this process. Students at all levels are encouraged to expand upon manual and technical skills and media possibilities relevant to their individual area of study within the drawing course.

Learning Outcomes:


Assessment is based on a substantial folio of work including perceptual drawings, life drawings, sketchbooks/journals, pieces produced in the extended projects, and any other self initiated works the students may decide to submit (100%).

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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.

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