Part of this Programme
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Semestral | 6
Year | Type of course unit | Language
2 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
150 | 60
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
UC Theme: RETATO 2 Graphic exercises that explore the canon and variations of the portraiture tradition: 1 SELF-OBSERVATION EXERCISE in the mirror. Carrying out a set of drawings (minimum 20) where the distinction between self-portrait and self-representation (of oneself or another), likeness, mask, character and caricature is implied. Exploration of body expression (gestures and attitudes) and facial (emotions). TPC. 1 MODEL DIRECT OBSERVATION EXERCISE. Set of drawings (minimum 10) that are assumed as graphic design. They must follow 1 of the following canonical compositions: collective portrait, of whole body, to ¾, mythological, figure. Consider the adequacy of the format and frames, the size of the medium and the scale of representation of the subject (s) (1: 1).
To develop in the student capacities of representation in the scope of the design To review and to deepen specific knowledge in the scope of the drawing, giving continuity to the discipline of Drawing I, II, III and Figura Human I, II and III. Develop strategies of graphic representation portraying others or the self, which implies the applied notion of self-criticism and detachment. Strengthen the autonomy in the accomplishment of artistic projects Stimulate the daily practice of the drawing
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
The student is able to practice drawing based on theoretical knowledge and regular practice; to use some strategies of graphic representation in the portratistic design, namely the direct observation (in the mirror and in the presence of the model) and indirect (from photography); to design and execute a personal design project based on a thematic challenge.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
The exemplification and demonstration of procedures and objectives is structural at the introduction of each exercise and is done with bibliographical suggestion and audiovisual means. The tutorial relationship is supplemented by critical group comments and demonstrations applied to each situation. The student is expected to have a commitment and capacity for plastic research, rigor in the field of graphic strategies, ability to materialize and a reflexive and critical attitude towards his work. The final grade expresses criteria of attendance and punctuality and the fulfillment of the objectives of the UC. The evaluation is carried out in three ways: continuous (compulsory attendance at 75% of classes); intermediate, qualitative, for each project; and final, quantitative, focusing on all the work of the semester. The final evaluation results from the appraisal of the two projects (50% each). This UC does not have the first exam season. In the 2nd period exam all the complete exercises are presented and exhibited with exposure criteria.
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