Courses & Units

Drawing From the Environment FFD304



Subject to enrolment quota


This unit explores approaches to drawing open air spaces including urban, rural, recreational and wilderness environments. Drawing tutorials that address the representation of atmospheric conditions, ephemerality, viewing points, perspectival conundrums, dynamic elements (including movement events within spaces and movement of the observer) will be presented within a context that considers the techniques and traditions of recording and responding to place(s). Classes include practical drawing investigations developed from site visits to various locations in the Tamar valley region. The unit encourages forward looking creative responses to the history of landscape drawing, the source of its philosophical approaches and its impact on the development of environmental consciousness.


Unit name Drawing From the Environment
Unit code FFD304
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Arts

Dr S Henderson

Teaching staff

Dr S Henderson, other staff tba

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

Studio class 3 hours weekly (13 weeks)


Studio work folio (30%), Self-directed project folio (30%), Class presentation (20%), Class presentation summary 500 words (20%)

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