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CADR1005: Contemporary Drawing (Life)

2020 unit information

Contemporary Drawing introduces you to the idea that drawing can serve as a universal process relevant to all art practices and applications of creative thinking. Through collaborative and individual projects, you are challenged to extend and expand your understanding of drawing as: an art practice in its own right; a form of notation, documentation and archive; a problem solving tool; a place to speculate and synthesise; a means to scrutinise and investigate; a method to express aspects of the imagined; and a way to evolve and communicate ideas, and develop thoughts. This unit of study focuses on Life Drawing to encourage you to develop your own visual language as a catalyst for creative thought and a means to develop greater visual literacy. The importance of observational drawing in the contemporary context can be observed by investigating the key conventions and precedents of life drawing. You will learn to apply, test and boldly question these techniques through the development of your own conceptually driven project. You will develop a portfolio and establish archives of source material that you can draw on for future creative endeavours.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney College of the Arts

Code CADR1005
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 3
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate emerging competencies in the skills, systems, and approaches to contemporary art practice
  • LO2. apply skills in the generation of art objects, and engagements relative to visual art, and show evidence of development in skills and technologies, and the capacity to reflect on the art-making process as it relates to the demands of the unit
  • LO3. demonstrate the strategies requisite to a critical awareness within art-making: the appropriate application of concepts and the willingness to explore unfamiliar approaches
  • LO4. demonstrate a commitment to art practice, deploying qualities of regularity, consistency and openness with the objective of shaping a dedicated art practice
  • LO5. adopt an experimental and imaginative approach to the creative process to pursue idiosyncratic, innovative outcomes
  • LO6. show a willingness to work in groups with the intention of developing a collaborative, inclusive and discursive approach to studio activity
  • LO7. apply Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) to all aspects of studio practice.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1a 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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