Courses & Units

Life Drawing (Expression) FSD256



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This unit increases skills in observational drawing and expressive mark-making through studying and drawing the human figure. You will be taught the principles of drawing forms in space and the elements of line, movement, structure and volume. Classes are structured around drawing from the life model.

In addition, you are also expected to undertake regular exercises in observational and expressive 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.

Figure drawing is as important today as it ever was for artists and is foundational to both traditional and contemporary art-making practices. Thus the unit is designed to accommodate students with various backgrounds and experiences, studying visual arts and other disciplines.


Unit name Life Drawing (Expression)
Unit code FSD256
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Dr Brigita Ozolins

Teaching staff

Sessional Staff

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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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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50 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

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


Portfolio of 15-20 selected drawings (80%); journal and observation studies (20%)

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