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Introduction to Observation and Interpretation FSX103


In this unit students will be taught observational skills a as training ground to explore the relationship between perception and cognition, rather than representation. The unit will introduce preliminary theories of seeing and interpretation (the ability to communicate ideas visually) and the transference of skills learned through drawing to other forms of visual expression.

Through a broad approach to observational practice, the unit offers a preliminary exploration of concepts related to observing, recording, analysis, speculation, development, visualisation, evaluation and communication. Students will be guided through learning in comprehension: discerning, translating/interpreting percepts into drawn marks and distinguishing and establishing relationships.


Unit name Introduction to Observation and Interpretation
Unit code FSX103
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Jan Hogan

Teaching staff

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


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Band Field of Education
1 100301

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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 3 hrs independent practical work in the studio weekly (13 weeks, including an Independent Study Week).


Folio of explorative exercises and final drawings/visual works (100%)

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