ACV115 - Drawing and the Body in Visual Arts
2023 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)|
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
|Unit Chair:||Trimester 1: Simon Grennan|
Trimester 3: Simon Grennan
|Typical study commitment:|
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus:|
1 x 3-hour seminar per week
Through a focus on the body (human or otherwise), this studio-based unit introduces students to key skills and concepts used within the discipline of drawing in the visual arts. Along with gaining competency and control of perceptual drawing techniques, the unit explores the ways in which contemporary drawing engages and challenges the viewer through various means: for example through unexpected combinations of subject matter, format, style, scale, process, and material. The unit treats the development of perception, observation, expression, communication, ideation, and imagination as integrated aspects of all forms of drawing. The program is structured around weekly drawing topics designed to build observational skills, develop media strategies, and introduce basic conceptual frameworks for generating work. Lecturer presentations and demonstrations, group discussion and critiques also form an integral aspect of seminar activities.
|ULO||These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can:||Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes|
Through drawing processes, perceptually interpret objects, proportions, form, structure, volume and spatial relationships
GLO4: Critical thinking
Resolve perceptual, observational, and aesthetic problems in drawing through the skilled use of observational measuring techniques; the effective use of drawing media; and an appreciation of art and design elements and principles
GLO5: Problem solving
Produce drawings that capture the aesthetic and conceptual interactions between subject matter, technique, form, context and audience
GLO4: Critical thinking
Produce drawings and journal responses (drawing, writing, note taking) that are informed by the historical, theoretical, communicative, and aesthetic contexts of drawing in contemporary art
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
|Assessment Description||Student output||Grading and weighting |
(% total mark for unit)
|Indicative due week|
|Assessment 1 - Drawing folio 1||journal/visual diary/folio||50%||Week 6|
|Assessment 2 - Drawing folio 2||journal/visual diary/folio||50%||Week 11|
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ACV115
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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