Unit description

Figure drawing, environmental and thematically-based project work form the basis of this unit through an expressive approach to media, content, and artistic options of contemporary drawing practice. Students are encouraged to develop individuality and creativity in the expressive drawing context.

Unit content

  • Drawing as a (visual) language: drawing as a means of communication, drawing as a fluid set of formal properties, conventions and traditions
  • Contemporary conceptual issues connected to terrain, location and roles for photography
  • Contemporary versions of traditional art practices
  • Drawing techniques, media investigations, compositional strategies and installation
  • The intrinsic and encoded qualities of drawing media
  • Studio and folio drawings
  • Work habits and routines
  • Personal and critical evaluation of drawings
  • Research and journal keeping.

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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