BMAVX298 – Contemporary Drawing

Module code
Module title
Contemporary Drawing
This course builds on drawing skills gained in Drawing and Design and Design Method and aims to develop the students contextual appreciation of contemporary drawing. Working largely with conventional strategies students will have the opportunity to explore a broad range of conceptual, technical and procedural modes in current drawing practice.
  • BM7000
  • BM9601
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Not Web enabled
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
2.1 Understand a process which advances the structured and reflective refinement of a visual situation.
- identify the situations and issues set in the course brief
- complete self-directed research and reflect upon working processes
- demonstrate the structured resolution of a process through the generation, regeneration, manipulation and refinement of ideas
- discuss with peers and tutors the individual working process adopted
- show evidence of independent and interdependent processes for working

2.2 Develop an understanding of the various processes employed in contemporary drawing practice
- contemporary appreciation of contemporary drawing strategies
- experience a variety of drawing strategies
- appropriate selection to respond to a visual situation.

2.3 Explore content in relation to materials
- choice and manipulation of materials to influence content
- appropriate selection for contractual project.

2.4 Explore site/physical context in relation to content
- Investigate how site impacts on reading of work
- Investigate relationship between viewer and drawing.

2.5 Understand assessment methodology within the context of an educational institution
- Develop a vocabulary for describing work
- Demonstrate the ability to write objectives
- Participate in group and class critiques
- Consider and reflect upon self and peer design decisions
- Initiate ongoing formative assessment
- Consider, discuss and document self and peer performances for summative assessment.
3.1 Material/technical, Develop skills in handling chosen materials, Photography, moving image, construction, conventional and unconventional fine art materials, temporal qualities,

3.2 Procedural, Experimentation with various processes,
Systematic/analytical,organic,change/random, appropriation, site based

3.3 Contextual, Research, Slide shows
Learning and Teaching Resource
Lecturer prescribes project briefs that examine proceural, conceptual and material/technical issues
Lecturer monitors students' progress through the time management of individual projects.
Students research technical and formal issues to present as a class resource.
Students initiate research relating to content for their own projects.
Lecturer identifies problems with a student's process, lecturer and student develop strategies for approaching future projects.
Students identify areas of interest and develop contract in negotiation with lecturer
Students participate in informal presentations of their work
Students participate in graded assessment according to criteria set by lecturer
Graded assessment performed by self, peers and tutor
Assessment Criteria
Attendance, participation in class discussion
Upgraded technical exercise - 10 percent, Assignment One - 30 percent,
Assignment Two - 20 percent, Drawing Contract - 40 percent
Criterion referenced assessment through submission of all research, notes and studio work.