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ARTS7044 - Drawing: Exploring Concept

Title:Drawing: Exploring Concept
Long Title:Drawing: Exploring Concept
Module Code:ARTS7044
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Visual Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: TRISH BRENNAN
Module Author: Megan Eustace
Module Description: This module explores drawing concepts in Fine Art practice as a means of extending the learners visual vocabulary.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Utilise skills within traditional and experimental life drawing processes
LO2 Confidently use experimental drawing processes within given parameters.
LO3 Display an awareness of the varied application of media and drawing processes in fine art practice.
LO4 Evaluate and apply drawing processes with proficiency and confidence.
LO5 Apply correctly etiquette and health and safety requirements when working in a life room with a life model.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Group Critique
Critical and contextual group discussions centred on a range of traditional and non-traditional fine art drawing practices.
Compile and record documentation of class based visual experiments. Collect relevant sources of contemporary exhibition and critical reviews.
Introduction to analytic observational drawing skills from the life model and additional studio/off site sources. Introduction to the analysis of drawing outcomes which combine languages such as 2D, 3D and lense- based, including peer collaboration.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Exhibition Evaluation port-folio assessment of work 1,2,3,4,5 100.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Practical Drawing Lab 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning research & practice 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Dexter E 2005, New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon Press [ISBN: ISBN: 9780714]
  • Allen F 2011, Your Sketchbook Your Self, Tate [ISBN: 978-1-85437-969-6]
  • Sarah Simblet, 2004, The Drawing Book, Dorling Kindersley LTD London [ISBN: 9781405341233]
  • [John Berger]; edited by Jim Savage 2005, Berger on drawing, Occasional Press Aghabullogue, Ireland [ISBN: 0-9548976-0-9]
  • Louise Gordon 1989, The figure in action, B.T. Batsford London [ISBN: 0713459468]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bishop C 2005, Installation Art- a critical history, Routledge [ISBN: ISBN-10: 1854]
  • Butler C, De Zegher C 2012, On Line: Drawing through the Twentieth Century, MOMA New York [ISBN: ISBN-10: 0870]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_AACER_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles) 3 Elective
CR_AFAFA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art 3 Elective
CR_HPHNM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography with New Media 3 Elective
CR_AACER_7 Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles) 3 Elective
CR_AFINA_7 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art 3 Elective

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