Drawing Studies 3

Subject FINA20009 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 31.25
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 6 hours contact plus 16 supervised studio hours each week for one semester
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Drawing Studies 2

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:

This subject requires students to develop a self-initiated body of works to be explored over the semester. An essentially open studio situation, provides opportunities for students to address specific aesthetic and technical challenges. Students continue to experiment with a range of methodologies and tools, and where appropriate, the use of digital technologies. Issue-based and conceptual problems form part of a comprehensive studio practice aimed at developing independent work strategies. Students are encouraged to formulate a flexible non-assessable work plan to support this process. Students are also required to inform their work by developing awareness of national and international contemporary art practice and through participation in slide talks, group tutorials, field trips and specialist sessions.

Learning Outcomes:


Assessment is based on a substantial folio of work demonstrating the range of a student's activities during the semester including drawings, preparatory works, sketchbooks/journals and, at the student's discretion, related works in any media (100%).

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Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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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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