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Drawing from Observation

Undergraduate | CUR-VAR250 | 2024

Previously CUR-VAR25

Push your artistic practice into new places by exploring techniques and processes. Engage with shape and tone to convey artistic meaning. Research modern fine art studies. Experiment with new ways to conceptualise, produce and evaluate art.

Study method
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Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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Drawing from Observation

About this subject

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

    1. identify ways to use art technologies to extend the conceptualisation and production of artworks
    2. demonstrate new approaches to visual research through experimental processes in contemporary art contexts
    3. propose, test and evaluate new ideas
    4. employ the language of the discipline to communicate own practice.

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-VAR11 (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-VAR25 (Not currently available)


You are recommended to have completed at least 100 credit points in your course to enrol or have approval of equivalent knowledge before starting this subject.

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.

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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