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NM1502 - Drawing Principles and Practices

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

Available to all students in the BNMA, BCA and BCI or by permission of Head of School

Using a variety of resources including lectures, demonstrations and practical workshops, students learn strategies for developing concepts, formulating solutions and organisation of thought processes linked to visual ideas development using drawing as the medium. Essentially this is an introduction to drawing and illustration as means of formulating, testing and experimenting with visualisation.

Learning Outcomes

  • broad understanding of concepts of drawing as a tool for visual communication;
  • experience at a range of art making processes that can be applied to new media;
  • a basis of suitable production and presentation techniques;
  • understanding historical precedents of drawing.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: in class assessment 1 (25%) in class assessment 2 (25%) (50%); research portfolio (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.