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CAEL1001: Contemporary Drawing: Experimental

Experimental Drawing encourages you to develop your own visual language as a catalyst for creative thought and a means to develop greater visual literacy. Through an in-depth studio investigation into a variety of modes, approaches, materials, tools and techniques, Experimental Drawing opens the field of drawing into the exploration and discovery of new and interdisciplinary methods of mark making and visual communication. You will be encouraged to take risks, be innovative, work collaboratively, and stretch your perceptions of the medium by translating these experiences into a unique and speculative approach to the processes of drawing and mark making. In addition to studio based activities and production where you will develop a portfolio and establish archives of source material that you can draw on for future creative endeavours and experimentation, you will participate in peer-evaluation and undertake theoretical research.

Code CAEL1001
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of contemporary art practices, histories and theories
  • LO2. communicate their ideas creatively and effectively
  • LO3. demonstrate rigorous and independent thinking
  • LO4. engage critically with social, cultural and ethical issues and apply local and international perspectives to extend their creative practice
  • LO5. use appropriate technologies and media to effectively gather information
  • LO6. critically evaluate information.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.