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Drawing as Research

Undergraduate | CUR-VAR300 | 2024

Previously CUR-VAR31

Fortify your artistic style and take on a self-directed visual project. Use different media to communicate your ideas. Stretch your arts practice to explore architectural drawing. Play with composition as you explore natural and artificial forms.

Study method
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Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Drawing as Research

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate a clear articulation of ideas using appropriate media and processes
    2. apply evaluation skills in the analysis of research and outcomes
    3. analyse personal limitations of knowledge, skills or abilities in order to make self directed learning decisions
    4. extend the boundaries of research through application of the language of the discipline. 

Entry requirements

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

  • CUR-VAR25 (Not currently available)

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-VAR31 (Not currently available)


You are recommended to have completed VAR250 Drawing from Observation or have approval of equivalent knowledge before starting in this unit.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Digital Camera and/or Scanner
  • Other requirements - Additional materials — Art/Drawing Materials

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Student feedback

8 student respondents between 25 Aug 2023 - 6 Mar 2024.

100%of students felt the study load was manageable

75%of students felt this subject helped them gain relevant skills

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture)

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