Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


On this course you will learn the basics of figure drawing. You will master the ability to depict plastic form, volume, light and shadow with your drawing.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 05.09.2022 - 07.11.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Marja Nurminen, Pernilla Lindholm Czapnik

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):


Pernilla Czapnik

Study Coordinator:

Juhana Harju

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Practising how to convey and compose proportion, volume, mass, light and shade in life drawing.

  • applies in this implementation

    This course is taught on campus.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assessment criteria: Personal progress of the student and the ability to express and utilize what he or she has learned.

  • applies in this implementation

    • Course completion requires at least 80% attendance and completion of assigned work given by the teachers by a specific deadline.
    • Students are requested to notify the teacher via e-mail of any absence due to illness or another serious reason.
    • If you are sick, make a substitute assignment for the actual day, which you can find in MyCourses before the next lecture day.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Excercises:84h, Independent work: 78 h.

  • applies in this implementation


Study Material
  • applies in this implementation

    Bring your own drawing materials.  Those  you want to work with e.g.: charcoals, chamois leather, ink, brushes, kneaded eraser, pencils, eraser for pencil, sharpener, white pastels, red crayon

    You do not to take all of these  materials, only those  you want to  work with.

    There is papers, fixative  and tape in  class room. If you want to work with other papers than those in class room you may buy them for yourself.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Spring III - V

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses: Sisu.

    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:

    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students. Maximum amount of participants is 20 students.