Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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.



  • Winter - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. 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.


Emphasis 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,
  6. dimension and application of materials and methods;
  7. Concepts of multi-media investigations;
  8. Critical seminars of completed projects;
  9. Compilation of appropriate forms of studio practice documentation;
  10. Relevant health, safety and ethical considerations.

Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of AART1230 and AART1240 (or equivalent).

Assessment items

Journal: Studio Journal

Project: Studio Output

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 13 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Course offered in compressed delivery mode


Face to Face On Campus 26 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks