Courses & Units

Drawing 2B: Image and Construction FSD215



This practical unit introduces and builds on concepts of image making through drawing. Within a framework of projects and studio-based exercises you will explore and experiment with ideas and materials that challenge the latent opportunities within contemporary and conventional drawing practice.

The purpose of this unit is to build your drawing and making skills in ways that develop your creative ability and personal expression. It will also develop your awareness of the visual world, an awareness that is both subjective (knowing how you feel about things) and objective (understanding how things actually operate). The emphasis is on exploratory art making and the production of ideas and forms.

Artist talks, lectures, class presentations, group discussion and critique will support practical work. These and other class activities encourage positive and productive dialogue within a supportive class culture. They will also build ability in identifying, describing and communicating (written and oral) the principles and forms of drawing and your knowledge of contemporary drawing practice.

The unit is designed to prepare students for advanced level subjects in visual art.


Unit name Drawing 2B: Image and Construction
Unit code FSD215
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Jan Hogan

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100301

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FFD100 or FFD101 or FSD111 or FSD153

Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

3hr weekly studio sessions that comprise of technical workshops, studio lectures, group learning activities and individual studio time. There is an expectation of at least an additional 3hrs independent practical work in the studio weekly (13 weeks, including an Independent Study Week).


A series of experimental and exploratory artefacts that evidence iterative process and a portfolio of experimentation/exploration (extracted from journal and other places – maximum 15 pages) (100%)

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