Department of Fine & Applied Arts - Tshwane University of Technology
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...................................... Drawing course

The Drawing course runs over three years, and forms part of the National Diploma, Fine Arts. It is possible to specialize in drawing in both the B-Tech(FA) and the M-Tech(FA) levels.

In the Fine and Applied Arts at TUT, Drawing is considered an essential component of visual training, as well as an end in itself.

In the First Year, the course is presented as a basic foundation in which the student is introduced to concepts such as eye-hand-co-ordination, structure, composition, proportion and expression. These ideas are developed in both depth and scale in the second and third year, in which the student is encouraged to develop his/her own identity as a practising artist.

Life Drawing is also practised weekly from first to third year, as drawing from the human figure is considered essential to the vocabulary of visual literacy and to the acquisition of cognitive skills.