AD4207: Drawing

AD4207: Drawing

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Drawing
Module Code AD4207
Module Tutor James Fisher
School School of Arts
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module will establish drawing as a valuable means by which to encounter the world, and a fundamental framework from which greater visual awareness can develop.

It will explore the expanded process of drawing as a vehicle for observing, recording and analysing visual material. It will provide strategies for locating, gathering and organising practice research.

Indicative Syllabus

The module will enable students to learn a variety of approaches to visual research through a sequence of thematic projects.
Both theoretical and practical exercises will develop students’ ability to collect visual information from a variety of sources and effectively synthesise it for their wider practice.

Exercises/projects will introduce students to four thematic aspects of fine art practice, and, through these, provide them with a portfolio of strategies for visual research:

Time: (e.g. drawing as narrative, drawing as gesture, drawing as reportage, drawing as performance)
Construction: (e.g. drawing as maquette, drawing as scaffolding, drawing as proposition, drawing as assemblage)
Image: (e.g. drawing as description, drawing as representation, drawing as transposition, drawing as poem)
Site: (e.g. drawing as mapping, drawing as scenography, drawing as excavation, drawing as taxonomy)

The module is divided according to these thematic aspects, with an interim assessed presentation of documented drawing practice; leading to an assessment exhibition of a body of work that may include registers of practice that relate to drawing in its expanded forms: e.g. sketchbooks, texts, drawings, films, objects, scores, photographic documentation.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. Develop a broad contextual understanding of collaborative or independent drawing practice and critical awareness of its relevance to current debate.

2. Explore and critically assess a range of drawing languages for visual research.

3. Share ideas and visual research through a range of drawing approaches, with reference to an identified audience.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 72
Independent Learning Hours: 228
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 25% Presentation: Individual: 15 minute presentation
002: 75% Portfolio: 2,000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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