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Short Course
on
Drawing Art
A need was identified in the market for a short learning programme on drawing that can provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to execute professional drawings.

Purpose of the course:

The purpose of this short course is to present a part-time training platform where participants can develop the skills required to create professional drawings.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
N/A
Learning assumed to be in place: 
N/A

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

For outcome 1:

Upon successful completion of this short learning programme, participants should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • the ability to show an informed understanding of the key concepts, principles, rules and theories of drawing art as pertaining to various techniques and perspectives in drawing art (Module 1) and to mixed media and life drawing (Module 2)
  • the ability to select and apply the appropriate standard methods, procedures and/or techniques as the situation requires by choosing appropriate tools for the task and using it with well-informed and trained skills;
  • the ability to identify, evaluate and solve routine problems as well as new problems in the context of  various techniques and perspectives in drawing art (Module 1) and to mixed media and life drawing (Module 2).

Paricipants must be able to define key concepts of drawing art; discuss and apply standard principles and rules relating to drawing art practices; distinguish and critically explain different theories relating to various techniques and perspectives in drawing art (Module 1) and to mixed media and life drawing (Module 2).

 

For outcome 2:

Participants must be able to discuss, distinguish and implement appropriate standard methods, procedures and techniques in different contexts with a view to effectively use all the available tools to create drawings as pertaining to various techniques and perspectives in drawing art (Module 1) and to mixed media and life drawing (Module 2).

For outcome 3:

Participants must be able to use the knowledge they have mastered in order to solve different contextual problems as will be experienced with the selection of composition and layout structures, the selection of perspective angles and the selection of various media options along with its execution.

 

Assessment: 
It should be noted that participants are obliged to attend at least 70% of the contact classes to successfully pass the course. Furthermore, a participant must attain an average mark of 50% for all the relevant assessments in order to pass the course. Assessment will be supervised and conducted by the course presenter (see method of assessment for breakdown of assessment). Any statement (“transcript”, letter of attendance, receipt, or any other document bearing a NWU emblem) must be treated in the same manner as a certificate – i.e. issued ONLY via the approved NWU system/route/protocol. The final assessments of this short learning programme are to be moderated.
Method of assessment: 
Five practical projects must be completed successfully, i.e. for Module 1: one portrait study, one landscape, and one still life, and for Module 2: two life drawings.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
Working adults, local businesses and full-time students at NWU Potchefstroom campus.
Contact us
Name: 
Me Lindi Cameron
Telephone number: 
(018) 299 4094