Courses & Units

Life Drawing (Form) FSD355

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.

Note:

This unit has a quota. If you cannot enrol this unit via eStudentCentre due to the quota, please contact the unit coordinator for permission to enrol.

Introduction

This unit provides learning experiences in a range of principles and practices pertaining to drawing the human form. You will build skills in observation and in the pictorial principles of line, proportion, structure, volume, and space.
Classes are structured around drawing from the life model. In addition, you are expected to undertake regular exercises in observational drawing in a sketchbook, journal or similar. One-on-one consultation, class discussion, and critiques supplement practical sessions. Together these will assist you with how to draw, how to respond analytically to your work as it is being created, and provide you with relevant technical information.
While life drawing has long been the cornerstone for painters, sculptors and printmakers it is also essential to contemporary animation, film and design industries where intricate understanding of the human body moving in space is central in giving animated figures a real sense of life and individuality. The unit is designed to accommodate students with various backgrounds and experiences, studying visual arts and other disciplines.

Summary

Unit name Life Drawing (Form)
Unit code FSD355
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts
Coordinator

Dr Jan Hogan

Teaching staff

Sessional staff

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

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 100301

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

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

50 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

FSD255

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 hr studio session weekly, and an expectation of at least an additional 3 hrs independent practical work per week (13 weeks)

Assessment

Portfolio of 15-20 selected drawings (80%); related journal work (20%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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