Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Art Practice C
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Tutorial 1 x 1 Hour Tutorial
Practical 15 x 3 Hour Practicals
Lecture 5 x 1 Hour Lectures
Practical 5 x 4 Hour Practicals


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio assessment  100%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary portfolio assessment  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

demonstrate fundamental skills in the processes of drawing

work in a number of different media from memory and from observation

make an informed and personal response within the confines of a prescriptive brief, and to articulate their response, both towards their own work and that of others.

work towards prescribed briefs and deadlines

demonstrate an approach that is appropriate to the requirements of the text and intended audience

evidence a self-critical approach to artwork

demonstrate knowledge of the creative potential of working from the life model

demonstrate fundamental skills in the processes of intaglio and relief printmaking

intaglio plates and relief blocks in black and white


This module, in conjunction with Art Practice D in Semester 2, aims to give Joint Honours students the technical understanding and self-knowledge necessary for entry into their second year.

Brief description

This is a Level 1 introductory module to the theories and techniques of drawing and life studies or printmaking.


Students will study Drawing and choose from Life Drawing OR Printmaking, following a series of five, weekly, three-hour taught sessions followed by an hour of tutor-led study time (4 hour drawing class in the case of Life Studies) or, in the case of drawing, a 3 hour class preceded by a one-hour introductory lecture. (Subject to the timetable, Joint Honours students may if they wish attend the classes of one or two of the other options as an extra-curricular activity.)
Weeks 1-5: I hour lecture followed by a 3-hour practical drawing class covering: Line, Tone, Chiaroscuro, Documentation, Surface.

Week 6: small group tutorials

Weeks 7-11: 3-hour practical printmaking workshop covering: Introduction to Intaglio (1 and 2), Looking at Prints from the University Collection (seminar), Introduction to Relief Printing (I and 2) followed by an hour of tutor-led study time.


Weeks 7-11: 4-hour practical life drawing class covering: Line, Tone, Anatomy, Drawing in Colour, Movement and Arrested Movement.


This module is at CQFW Level 4