Module Identifier AR30510  
Module Title DRAWING 3  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Paul J Croft  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Simon J Pierse  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   2 Hours Seminar.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   6 Hours Tutorial.  
  Practical   66 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio:  100%

Brief description

Module Identifier: AR30510

Module Title: Drawing 3: Consolidation and Integration
Drawing for Purpose and Exhibition

Academic Year: 2002/3

Co-ordinator: Paul Croft

Other Staff: Simon Pierse, Chris Webster, Judy Macklin, Jo Hounsome

Semester: 3

Course Delivery: Lectures: 0 Seminars: 3
Tutorials: 6hrs Practical Study: 66hrs

Assessment: Portfolio: 100%

Brief Description

The purpose of this module is to build upon the experience of self-directed project work gained and developed in Drawing 2 and in other modules completed during the previous year.
Coming at this stage of art practice in Level 3, the module represents an opportunity for students to initiate their own projects and to become wholly self-reliant and responsible for developing their own programme of work.

As in previous drawing modules students are encouraged to think laterally and to make links with work that they are completing in other modules such as in Illustration, Painting, Photography and Printmaking ? or indeed in modules in other subject areas if this is appropriate. Students are also encouraged to challenge their own established mode and patterns of working ? expanding the boundaries and definitions of what constitutes drawing by undertaking a programme of critical experimentation within the medium and in relation to a defined problem or intent. Students are encouraged increasingly to take risks in their work and to expand the limits of their experience within a graphic medium.

The module places strong emphasis upon the continued development of a `personal statement?, which may possibly originate from work completed during either of the previous drawing modules. By Level 3 it is assumed and expected however that students will already have well-formulated ideas concerning the subject matter and content of their work and that these will be consolidated during the first semester of Level 3 to form the basis of a resolved and mature body of work. The main focus of the module is therefore dependent upon expanding the conceptual nature of the work and upon the refinement of technique and approach used in its execution. As such the module provides opportunities for testing both technical and conceptual aspects of working in preparation for the development of work that may finally lead to Exhibition.

The module requires the submission of a series of resolved finished drawings or images that exploit the practice of drawing and which are related to an identifiable theme or line of enquiry. As such students are encouraged to see drawing as a means to an end enabling work to be developed using either conventional media and techniques or alternatively incorporating such media as photography, film, collage and the use of computers.
Emphasis will however be placed upon the resolution of all such images and it is important that all such work is executed as independent visual statements capable of being exhibited.

Opportunities occur throughout the module for the students to discuss and contextualise their work, both on an individual and group basis. Students are encouraged to become critically aware of their own working development and to contextualise this within historical and contemporary practice.

Whilst not mandatory, to enrol for this module students should ideally have completed Module AR20310 Drawing 1 and AR21110 Drawing 2.

The module is largely self-directed and students are advised that a minimum of six hours per week working in the studio will be required for each of the projects. Additional research and drawing should be completed within the student?s own time ? either at the studio or at home.
The discipline of working in a studio space has a number of benefits. First it enables the tutor and other members of staff to talk with you about your work outside the allotted tutorial times. Secondly it creates a situation in which you can work alongside, encourage and discuss the work of your peers. Thirdly a positive group ethos and a sense of independence and mutual interdependence as a body of students fosters a healthy, productive and competitive environment and a forum for cross fertilisation of ideas.

In addition to weekly tutorials a number of seminars are organised as follows:

1. Group Seminar: Consolidating Ideas, Drawing for a Purpose
Group seminar to introduce the module, outlining structure and content. Students are asked to identify the content, theme or line of enquiry that will form the basis for their research. Strategies for developing and consolidating ideas are discussed. Suggestions for the refinement of drawing skills, techniques and approaches in the resolution of drawings and project work.

2. Group Seminar: Review of Subject Matter and Research
Students are asked to make a short informal presentation of their work completed to date - detailing the research and strategies that have been used for the development of the project in relation to techniques and media used.

3. Group Seminar: Refining the Finished Statement
Students are asked to make a final presentation of their work completed detailing how images will be resolved and presented for assessment. The issue of refinement and finishing, presentation of work are discussed. Evaluation of project work and information concerning assessment procedures.

Skill Development

The module will assist the development of the following academic and transferable skills:

? Subject Specific Skills ? Research: use of sketch books, notebooks, photography, photocopying, computer programmes, writing and drawing to record, investigate and develop images and ideas
? Subject Specific Skills ? Drawing: employing a range of materials, tools, techniques and approaches to develop skills of drawing
? Subject Specific Skills ? development of presentation skills as seen in a completed body of finished drawings
? Associated Subject Skills ? Photography and Painting: use of photography, film and painting as appropriate
? Self-directed project work: through research and production of a portfolio of drawings and associated material
? IT Skills ? Photoshop: use of scanning, computer manipulation and drawing tools
? Oral discussion and presentation ? developed through tutorial and seminar contact
? Self-management ? time management in completion of self-directed project work


Portfolio Component (100%)
Assessment of the module is by portfolio submission at the end of the semester. The portfolio should include a minimum of six completed drawings or images that clearly identify with the theme or line of enquiry chosen by the student. All work should be supported with a logbook containing research material pertaining to the subject and to the practice of drawing.

Portfolio Assessment must be passed. Failed assessment requires resubmission of a new portfolio of work.


Bean, Jacob 17th century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 1979

Currie, Stuart Drawing, 1400-1600: invention and innovation. 1998

Godfrey, Tony Drawing Today: draughtsmen in the Eighties, 1990

Hockney, David David Hockney: a drawing retrospective, 1995

Lambert, Susan Reading Drawings: An Introduction to looking at drawings

National Gallery of Ireland Master European drawings from the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland. 1983

Rowell, Margit Sigmar Polke: works on paper 1963-1974. 1999

Wadley, Nicholas Impressionist and Post Impressionist drawing. 1991

Walker Art Gallery Twentieth century British drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art gallery, Liverpool. 1969


The module should enable you to:

A develop research skills of drawing, sketching, photography, recording and writing
B develop knowledge and experience of a range of media, tools and approaches   
C develop a programme of research and self-directed work that gives expression to personal ideas and concerns
D develop work that demonstrates a line of enquiry and experimentation in a logical way
E develop skills of presentation
F develop a self-critical approach to creative working
G express opinion and criticism of other student?s work
H develop awareness of contemporary and past exponents of relevant art practice

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module you are expected to be able to:

1. Produce a portfolio of drawings or images that clearly demonstrate the development of a subject or concept that is of importance to you (A, B, C, D, E)
2. Capable of completing visual research using a range of media, tools and techniques as seen in supporting sketchbooks, logbooks and files (A, B, C, D, E)
3. Identify your own art practice within the context of your peers, contemporary and historic traditions of drawing (F, G, H,)
4. Develop a critical and selective approach to creative working (E, F, H)

Relation to Assessment
Objectives 1,2, 3, are assessed by the submission of portfolio and logbook
Objectives 3, 4 are also observed through tutorial and seminar contact


This module is at CQFW Level 6