LIF241 - Life Drawing - Proportions and Volumes

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Subject Title
Life Drawing - Proportions and Volumes

Subject Description
Students will study the human skeleton and muscles groups. A portion of each class will be devoted to anatomical lectures on the skeleton. Joint articulation will be stressed. A sound knowledge of how muscles move bone, origin and insertion points, and muscle groupings will be strongly emphasized.

Credit Status
Animation Advanced Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply gesture drawing techniques in life drawing
  2. Apply volume-based drawing techniques in life drawing
  3. Infer a sense of gravity and tonal form to life drawing
  4. Develop structural drawing skills as it relates to the figure, with correct perspective, proportion and begin to explore a feeling of movement
  5. Dain a basic understanding of skeletal and muscle anatomy, including the name and purpose of major bones and muscle groups

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.