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VA1112 - Effective Drawing

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

This subject introduces students to a range of technical and expressive drawing skills. Students explore numerous materials and means of mark making. Perspective, tonal contrast and drawing conventions are examined along with a survey of extant drawings from a range of cultures and contexts.

Learning Outcomes

  • the capacity to use a range of materials to produce drawings;
  • the ability to represent three-dimensional objects on a two- dimensional surface;
  • the ability to use drawing as a means of communication.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products.


Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: practical tasks completed in class (20%); reflective tasks (30%); creative work completed in class (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to establish the authenticity of work submitted for assessment, attendance at practical classes is compulsory. Rolls are kept and work submitted by students with an attendance of less than 80% will not be eligible for assessment unless prior approval has been obtained in writing from the lecturer.

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.