Module Identifier AR10520  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mr Simon J Pierse  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Ms Karen M Pearce, Mr Paul Webster, Ms Catrin Elizabeth Webster, Mr Paul J Croft, Mr Robert K Meyrick, Professor John Harvey, Ms Judy E Macklin  
Co-Requisite AR10220 , AR10120  
Course delivery Lecture   4 x one-hour lectures (one for each topic)  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 x group tutorials (one for each topic) plus a one-to one tutorial  
  Practical   2 x three-hours per week for 10 weeks  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment A portfolio of work consisting work done in the class plus self-directed projects (the nature of the latter negotiated with tutor)100%
Supplementary Assessment A portfolio of work100%

Learning outcomes

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

Brief description

This module is intended to give the student a broader experience of drawing across a diverse range of subject matter. It augments the teaching of drawing skills being given in AR10120 Art Practice 1 in the context of the life class, extending the student'r experience of graphic representation and offering a different kind of subject and approach (and/or further experience of figure drawing if the student so chooses). One of the benefits of this module will be to teach students in smaller groups than is practical in AR10120 and to facilitate a greater degree of choice in subject matter. As such it forms part of a progression towards Level 2 art practice.


This module incorporates and extends the content of AR10320 and gives the student more choice of drawing topics. It also enables more members of art practice staff to contribute to first year teaching if required.


The teaching semester will be divided into TWO five-week sections and students will choose FOUR topics (TWO in each five week period) from a number of options. There will normally be at least FOUR topics available to choose from in each five-week section (subject to student numbers). The following list of options is indicative (Life Drawing is to be offered as two separate options):Figure Drawing 1, Figure Drawing 2, Still Life, Landscape, Interiors, Portraiture, Anatomical Drawing, IllustrationThe core syllabus is common to all the subject areas of drawing that are offered and taught in AR10520. This core element of the module is divided into FOUR subject areas and given by means of lectures (4 x one-hour lectures/demonstrations) to all students enrolled on the module. The content of these lectures comprises: 1. Process, 2. Scale, 3. Composition, 4. Abstraction and will be applied to the subject areas chosen by the student through a number of prescribed and drawing projects taught by the respective tutor(s). Students will receive tuition by means of 2 x three-hour per week practical sessions and group and individual tutorials. In addition students will be expected to undertake self-directed project work.

Module Skills

Problem solving Individual interpretation of given projects and construction of self-directed projects  
Research skills Development of drawing research based on a selection of topics  
Communication Development and encouragement of communication skills occurs during group tutorials  
Improving own Learning and Performance Development of self-critical approach to creative working and to time management, supported through the tutorial programme  
Team work A degree of teamwork is inherent in the group tutorials and when working as a group in the drawing studio  
Subject Specific Skills Development of drawing skills using a variety of media  

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Benjamin, A ((1996)) What is Abstraction? London: Academy Editions
Gottsegen, M ((1993)) The Painter's Handbook New York: Watson-Guptill Publications
Hobhouse, Janet ((1988)) The bride stripped bare: The artist and the nude in the twnetieth century London: Cape
Saunders Gill, Victoria and Albert Museum ((1989)) The Nude: a New Perspective London: Herbert
Slade, Catherine ((2003)) The Manual of Illustration Techniques A & C Black, London


This module is at CQFW Level 4