1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 3-hour workshop weekly
1 Admission into BEDECBA-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts
1a Admission into BEDPRBA-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts
1b Admission into BEDMSSBA-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Arts
1c Admission into BEDMSSBHS-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Health Sciences
1d Admission into BEDMSSBSC-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Science
1e Admission into BCAVEED-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design)
1f Admission into BCAHVEED-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design)
1g Admission into BEDSBA-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts
1h Admission into BEDSBHS-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Health Sciences
1i Admission into BEDSBSC-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Science
1j Admission into BEDMSSEBDS-B Education (Middle & Secondary/Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1k Admission into BCADM-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Digital Media)
1l Admission into BA-Bachelor of Arts
1m Admission into BAHA-Bachelor of Arts - Enhanced Program for High Achievers
1n Admission into BAMTSP - Bachelor of Arts conditional entry to Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1o Admission into BAMTPRP - Bachelor of Arts conditional entry to Master of Teaching (Primary)
1p Admission into BAEPRP-Bachelor of Arts (Education (Primary) Pathway)
1q Admission into BMEDIAA-Bachelor of Media Arts
1r Admission into BAMTEC-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
1s Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
1t Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1u Admission into BAESP-Bachelor of Arts (Education (Secondary) Pathway)
1v Admission into BEDSBSE-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Special Education
1w Admission into BEDSHPE-Bachelor of Education (Secondary Health and Physical Education)
1x Admission into BEDPR-Bachelor of Education (Primary)
1y Admission into BEDSEC-Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
1z Admission into BISES-Bachelor of Inclusive and Specialised Education (Secondary)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u or 1v or 1w or 1x or 1y or 1z))
Enrolment not permitted
VISA1301 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
High standard of personal literacy and basic computer literacy.
Assignments(s); Practical work.
Topic description

The basic premise of the topic is that drawing is the foundation for all visual disciplines.

This topic comprises two components:

  1. The drawing component will be based on tonal drawing which will cover human proportion, contrapposto, foreshortening and a study of masters' drawings
  2. The design component will cover basic linear perspective including parallel perspective, angular perspective, sundivision, shadows and reflections, the three dimensions of colour, colour mixing and composition
Educational aims

Through drawing and other relevant art and design theory the aims are for students to:

  • Develop skill in tonal drawing
  • Practise a way of searching by drawing
  • Develop an awareness of some of the problems associated with the structure of the basic elements of line, colour, value and two dimensional form and space
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate powers of observation
  2. Demonstrate ability to see and interpret images and visual forms with integrity and inventivity
  3. Demonstrate a critical approach to viewing art and art concepts

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.