SSFA0034 Methodologies of Drawing is a module taught by the Slade which is available to students from other departments in UCL. Priority on the module is given to students taking the BASc Arts and Sciences degree and the BSc Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies. Application to the module is by Portfolio Inspection. Students from other departments, and intercollegiate students may apply to take the module, but we cannot guarantee places on the module until after the Portfolio Inspections have taken place.
All students are required to submit a portfolio of drawings at the start of the Autumn Term. Portfolios will be reviewed and places allocated following the portfolio inspection. All students wishing to take SSFA0034 must submit a portfolio of work to the Slade Office, using UCL’s Dropbox by the deadline. You will need to enter the name and UCL email address of Cathy Carman (firstname.lastname@example.org) when you make your submission.
Your portfolio should include a selection of drawings that demonstrate your experience and skills and any interests you may wish to develop as you learn through practice on the course. Please upload no more than 12 images in a single PDF document if possible, or 12 photographs of your drawings taken on your phone.
Portfolios must be uploaded via the UCL Dropbox by 10am on 24 September 2021. Please ensure that your portfolio document is headed with your name, department and UCL student number.
Any students who enter SSFA0034 on Portico and who do not submit a portfolio of work for inspection will be rejected from the module. We are not able to give feedback on individual portfolios.
Please see UCL’s module catalogue.
Methodologies of Drawing examines a series of practices of drawing in Fine Art, emphasising the development of concepts of drawing. The intention is that students learn through practise and treat drawing as a mode of thinking, feeling and enquiry.
The syllabus is divided into five sections, each taught over two sessions:
- Realism: drawing from the life model.
- Proportion and Perspectives: Life Model and Still Life.
- The Material Image: Exploring the material and immaterial.
- The Index and the Diagram: Gesture and trace.
- Image and Imagination: The role of imagination and conceptualisation in drawing.
The books below are recommendations, although they are not required reading for the course. Students are encouraged to visit museums and galleries where drawings are regularly shown.
- Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing Hardcover – December 1, 2005, by Emma Dexter
- Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing Hardcover – May 21, 2013, by Editors of Phaidon
- The Drawing Projects: An Exploration of the Language of Drawing Paperback – August 2, 2011, by Mick Maslen (Author), Jack Southern
- The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice Hardcover – July 13, 2010, by Deanna Petherbridge
- Drawing: A Contemporary Approach Paperback – January 19, 2007 by Teel Sale (Author), Claudia Betti
- Out of Line: Drawings from the Arts Council Collection Paperback – January 1, 1999
- Berger on Drawing 2005, John Berger
For further information, please contact email@example.com, with SSFA0034 in the title of your e-mail.