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DWG1201: Drawing Introduction

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Drawing Introduction

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An intensive program facilitating the acquisition and development of practical and intellectual skills required by art and design students in the practice of drawing. This unit explores the ways drawing methodologies can contribute to the development and communication of creative practice and research. The unit challenges and expands how you engage modes of expression, develop ideas and record the world around you. Observation, analysis, interpretation and expression are studied through drawing processes in varied media and mark-making methods - becoming a generative tool for the expression of ideas, forms and narratives. A range of built and natural environments, figures and models are used within sequential projects to explore key visual elements and principles. The projects will also equip you with visual problem-solving techniques and experimental approaches to materials, that you may then apply to issues pertaining to contemporary cultural production.


1 - Preparatory Folio - 40% 2 - Independent project and folio - 60%


12 hours per week including 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study.