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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Investigate the skills required for drawing the human body. Studio classes, using clothed and naked life models, develop skills in observing inner structure, gesture, spatial organisation and characterisation. Technical studies of representational devices, mark selection, emphasis, and lighting promote a broader understanding of the use of the body's representation in contemporary practice. 

Unit content

  • Life-drawing with a model
  • Tradition and contemporary approaches
  • Tone, modelling, contour, form, dimensionality, expression, representation, scale
  • Development of independent drawing techniques
  • Anatomy and structure
  • New techniques in drawing
  • Theories to life drawing

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1achieve an advanced competence in the representation and characterisation of a variety of figures through drawingEthical practice
2understand the internal structure and proportions of the human figure, the dynamic relationships between its various parts, and its potential for movement as expressed through action, tension and reposeIntellectual rigour
3explore the representation of the figure in a variety of spatial contexts, and through a variety of conceptual and technical approachesCreativity
4consult a large body of reference in the history of the representation of the figure in western art and consider critically the continuing meaning of the genre in the context of contemporary cultureEthical practice
5understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice and ethics associated with life-models.Ethical practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. achieve an advanced competence in the representation and characterisation of a variety of figures through drawing
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. understand the internal structure and proportions of the human figure, the dynamic relationships between its various parts, and its potential for movement as expressed through action, tension and repose
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. explore the representation of the figure in a variety of spatial contexts, and through a variety of conceptual and technical approaches
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. consult a large body of reference in the history of the representation of the figure in western art and consider critically the continuing meaning of the genre in the context of contemporary culture
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  5. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice and ethics associated with life-models.
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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