Module Title:   Advanced Observational Drawing

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   EM-0275D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Film & Media

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Media, Design and Technology

Principal Co-ordinator:   Kaye Elling

Additional Tutor(s):   Simon Manfield

Prerequisite(s):   EM-0149L

Corequisite(s):   None

To consolidate and extend student skills in the implementation and formal elements of traditional drawing skills in figure-, landscape- and still life drawing.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The module will be delivered via a series of practical art classes with an emphasis on drawing from life. As such, these may occasionally be undertaken outside of a traditional studio environment. Practical skills are assessed in the coursework through the creation and presentation of a portfolio of life-drawings. Knowledge and understanding of formal elements are assessed in the verbal critique of the portfolio. Supplementary assessment is to create an online annotated portfolio of observational drawing.
Students who have an acceptable body of knowledge in the subject equivalent to the pre-requisite shown - EM-0149L Observational Drawing , mayl be permitted to study this module.

Lectures:   4.00          Directed Study:   170.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   2.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   24.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Create figure-, landscape- and still life drawings from life.
Apply formal and theoretical elements of observational drawing to a polished portfolio of visually challenging subjects
Critique objectively how formal elements are used in your work.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Translate visual information of the physical anatomy of a human figure, in proportion, into a 2-dimensional observational drawing using traditional artistic media and techniques.
Apply formal elements of perspective in drawing.
Draw form observation showing different lighting conditions, composition and individual artistic style in your work.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Observe critically and discuss your work objectively within a wider context.

  Presentation   100%
  A presentation with critique of a portfolio of your observational drawings. 2000 word equivalent.
  Coursework   100%
  Supplementary coursework: a digitized portfolio of observational drawing with written critique. 2000 word equivalent.

Outline Syllabus:
Advanced study of figure drawing and artistic body and facial human anatomy including skeletal structure and muscle groups, posture and pose, balance and weight, line, light, texture and colour,.
Advanced landscape drawing, of both urban and natural environments, interiors and exteriors, including single-, 2-point and 3-point perspective.
Still life drawing, including the study of composition, form texture, impressionistic and expressionistic styles. Experimentation with a wide variety of physical artistic media.

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