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Life Drawing: The Body (FINA10036)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeFINA10036
Campus
Southbank
Availability(Quotas apply)
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Our changing notions of 'what it is to be human' affect how we represent ourselves.

This practice-based subject focuses on figurative drawing and is designed for students who have had little or no experience in visual art making. Students will be introduced to specialist drawing practices and 3D modeling through life drawing and related approaches to imaging the human form. The studio program will be delivered alongside formal lectures and seminars that will explore the nexus between theory and practice by critically examining the representation of the human figure in the context of significant visual art genres and pictorial convention. Projects will be set in both the theoretical and practical areas.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject aims to:

• create a dialogue between the perceptual, the conceptual and theoretical;

• enable students to develop and apply skills that can build a visual language around representations of the body;

• provide an introduction to the knowledge and skills required to effectively represent the figure both from direct observation and through further studio based experimentation;

• offer basic foundational knowledge and experience in key drawing and modeling practices and to direct these abilities toward outcomes of artistic conceptualisation, experiementation and expression.

• explore and articulate the relationship between theory and practice as it relates to the subject material, by critically examining the representation of the human figure in the context of significant visual art genres and pictorial convention.

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will be able to:

  • display an awareness of the graphic possibilities of a variety of concepts, materials and practices;
  • exhibit evidence of skill development both pictorially and technically as a means of independent image making;
  • indicate evidence of individual research in the relevant area of practice
  • demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
  • demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving;
  • demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas.

Last updated: 31 August 2017