Department of Artistic Anatomy, Drawing and Geometry
Currently, the subject of anatomy/spatial analysis is compulsory for all 1st and 2nd year students at the University of Fine Arts. Studies of the first year concentrate on the skeletal structure while the second year focuses on the related function of the muscular system. It is here that lessons in spatial analysis expose artists in training to the challenges presented by perspective, composition and posture.In addition, optional lessons are available for more intensive study and practice. Lessons generally begin with lectures on specialised subject matters as well as a broader examination of art history and cultural contexts, with an equal emphasis placed on slide and video presentations. Students complete their second year with final exams designed to measure their theoretical and practical knowledge. Two separate classrooms are available for practice work, which usually takes place in 4-hour sessions. Each workshop is equipped with large wallboards for creating lifesize chalk drawings and settings include the use of live models as well as materials from our permanent collection.