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Drawing (GAD172)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit is an introduction to the principles of drawing. Through set projects, students will explore the rigorous formal, conceptual, analytical and expressive drawing techniques to develop and expand their drawing skills.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
ULO1 Draw with an understanding of the fundamentals of drawing
ULO2 Critically assess design principles in drawing
ULO3 Apply simple drawing techniques to create appealing imagery.
Timetabled Learning Activities Media laboratories: 2.5 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is project based in which students learn a range of fundamental drawing skills such as shading, perspective, texture, atmosphere and proportion. Students develop a portfolio of drawing via weekly in class and homework exercises which is critiqued in class.
Assessment Assessment and feedback are iterative in that each assignment will cumulatively build on the next. Students receive feedback through, in class discussion and project work.
There are three types of assessment as follows:
Portfolio of class assignments worth 20%, Drawing assignment 15%, Journal worth 20%
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MCC172 Drawing cannot enrol for credit in this unit.
Previously 2013: MCC172
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Communication + Creative Media [Combined] (BCommun)+(BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Games Art and Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Graphic Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Photography (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Screen Production (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Sound (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Daniel Wearing
Associate Lecturer, Games and Design

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6111
e: D.Wearing@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.060 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Mr Daniel Wearing
Associate Lecturer, Games and Design

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6111
e: D.Wearing@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.060 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mr Simon Allen

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2236
e: Simon.Allen@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.078 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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