Undergraduate Course: Drawing Language and Expression 1 (LLLA07075)
|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.
Drawing is a fundamental activity for all artists and designers. Intended for those with some drawing experience who wish to consider developing more complex images, this course guides and encourages students in exploring various approaches, materials, techniques and scale to develop a personal language. Supported and guided by the tutor and carrying out work in their own time students will gather a range of research material based on various themes, such as drawings and photographs, forming the basis of a working sketchbook and studies, providing a foundation to develop more considered ideas in the studio.
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:
- show an understanding of the use of the sketchbook to collect and process text and visual material to develop ideas, knowledge and themes, through exploring a range of primary and secondary source images supported by background research.
- demonstrate knowledge of a visual drawing vocabulary through creating a range of drawings employing a range of drawing approaches and mediums to investigate various subject matters.
- create a coherent and considered body of resolved work support by sketchbooks and developed studies showing the beginnings of a personal language.
Graham-Dixon, A., 2005. The secret of Drawing: parts 1-4. BBC videorecording.
Dexter, E., 2005. Vitamin D: new perspectives in drawing. New York: Phaidon Press
Kovats, T. ed., 2007. The Drawing Book. London: Black Dog Publishing
Duff, L., and Sawdon, P. eds., 2008. Drawing: the purpose, Bristol: Intellect.
Kingston, A. ed., 2003. What is drawing? : three practices explored: Lucy Gunning, Claude Heath, Rae Smit. London, New York: Black Dog Publishing.
Doyle, M., 2002. Drawing on Space. London: The Drawing Room.
Tracey, Downs, S., ed., 2007. Drawing Now: Between the Lines of Contemporary Art. London; New York: I.B. Tauris.
Dillon, B., Harbison, I., 2009. The End of the Line: Attitudes in Drawing, London: Hayward Gallery/South Bank Centre
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- using drawing techniques and materials
- observational drawing
- effective use of composition, proportion and form
- ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context drawing within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
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