Making Your Mark in Drawing - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment (100%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

Explore three sources of visual imaging in nature, culture and imagination. You will be encouraged to develop your capacity to generate ideas, develop them thematically and in depth and consider them within an historical context. The unit clarifies techniques used to represent three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface and includes studies in the principal elements and conventions of line, tone, contrast, form, space, composition, proportion, perspective, scale and gesture. Aspects of landscape, still life and the figure are addressed and the study will include a survey of materials and methods of production as well as touching on aspects of conservation of drawings.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Initiate and pursue projects that encourage creative development and that stimulate innovation and refinement of personal work
  2. Have a sound understanding of methods of production related to drawing
  3. Produce a succinct body of resolved drawings that demonstrate a competency in specific aesthetics of drawing.
  • Assignment (100%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Point and line
3Form and tone
4Drawing the human image
5Images and ideas

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Online assignment submission

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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