Experimental Drawing

Course code AART3780Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Emphasises contemporary conceptual and creative directions available to drawing practitioners. Students are exposed to and challenged by a series of studio and research-based projects which emphasise the limitations and latent opportunities within established drawing habits and conventional practices.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To further promote studio-based understanding of the history and theory of drawing and its cultural context.

2. To creatively explore experimental and non-conventional materials, processes and applications of drawing.

3. To modify, adapt and expand unquestioned dimensions of drawing practice in a contemporary context.

4. To generate discussion and critical analysis of contemporary trends in drawing across a range of cultures and societies.
ContentEmphasis is placed on the development of individual interpretations and adaptations within a framework of projects and studio-based explorations devoted to various aspects of the syllabus:

1. Challenges to established practices and cliches;

2. Definitions, idealisations and principles of contemporary drawing practice.

3. Individual, collaborative, commissioned and site-specific options;

4. Alternative exhibition, presentation and installation formats;

5. Radical possibilities of scale, proportion,
dimension and application of materials and methods;

6. Concepts of multi-media investigations;

7. Critical seminars of completed projects;

8. Compilation of appropriate forms of studio practice documentation;

9. Relevant health, safety and ethical considerations.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of AART1230 and AART1240 (or equivalent).
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudio
Assessment Items
JournalStudio journal accounts for 20%
Other: (please specify)Students will require 75% attendance at studio sessions to be eligible for assessment.
Studio OutputStudio production accounts for 80%
Contact HoursStudio: for 13 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Tutorial: for 26 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AART3780