Undergraduate Course: Life Drawing: structure and form (LLLA07069)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
With the life figure in a variety of poses as a point of departure, students will develop a range of approaches to the challenges presented by drawing the human form. The course will examine ways to interpret structure, form and proportion and provide an introduction to the basics of human anatomy exploiting a range of drawing and mixed media techniques to enable a range of robust and considered outcomes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Lifelong Learning - Session 1
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 27,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course will be assessed by the submission of a portfolio of visual art works within the discipline studied. This will include a selection of resolved art works, preparatory studies, visual research and evidence of a contextual awareness through a completed sketchbook and/or visual journal. The work must be presented in a clear and professional manner appropriate to the discipline. The submission should include work undertaken within the class as well as directed and independent study out with the class. Typically, this will comprise:
- Class Contact hours: 27.5 (work undertaken during the class)
- Directed hours: 27.5 (work the tutor has set students to each week in their own time)
- Independent Study Hours: 45 (work students set themselves to
do, relevant to the discipline studied)
The combined submission will be assessed against the three learning outcomes for this course. These are equally weighted and each will be given a percentage grade. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 30% in each learning outcome and an overall combined mark of 40% minimum.
|No Exam Information
| By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
demonstrate an understanding of the structure and basic anatomy of the human form through observation and research into how other artists approach the figure.
create a series of investigative drawings which demonstrate an understanding of the structure and form of the human figure exploiting a range of media.
select, edit and present a body of drawings and research which demonstrate a considered and personal approach to the human figure.
Marsh, R., 1970. Anatomy for artists. London: Dover.
Wolff, E., 1958. Anatomy for artists, 4th ed., London: H K Lewis.
Figura, S. and Freud, L., 2007. Lucian Freud: The Painter¿s Etchings. New York: Museum of Modern Art.
Browse and Darby, 1999. Euan Uglow, London: Browse and Darby
2005. New Perspectives in Drawing, London: Phaidon.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Ability to make effective use of observational drawing techniques
An understanding of the anatomy of the human body
An understanding of proportion and form
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of life drawing within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
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