Life Drawing: Advanced

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    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    23rd January 2023

Course Summary

This course is intended for artists and students who already have basic drawing skills and for those who wish to reconnect with their own studio practice. It is also suitable for anyone who is interested in transitioning from other art practices and professions. The course will encourage participants to engage with the process of drawing and expand their drawing skills by experimenting with different drawing techniques and exploring various drawing media in a contemporary way. Concentrating on observational drawing, with a focus on the figure and life drawing, this course aims to encourage the development of the participant's own visual language and drawing abilities, as well as challenging them to make improvements and experiments. Traditionally in European culture studying the figure was core to drawing education and it has been taught at the Crawford College for over 100 years. Uniquely, it continues to be an integral part of the Drawing curriculum. Many life rooms at the turn of the century were “up cycled” into computer rooms but all of us who teach drawing at third level know-if a student wants to learn analytic observation skills: Life draw. Life drawing is an opportunity to really connect with the world around you, and work with and respond to a live model, as well as take part in personalised as well as group feedback.


MTU Crawford College of Art & Design

All part-time programmes at MTU CCAD will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2022-2023 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Course fee of €300 must be paid before attending lectures. For more information on fees, please visit fees/students

Department of Fine Art & Applied Art, Wednesdays: 6.30pm - 9.00pm - Semester Two


Course commences on 23 January 2023
Wednesdays 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Lecturer: Holly Walsh


Award: MTU: Single Module Certification, 5 ECTS Credits at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications


Module Title: Life Drawing: Advanced


Students have an opportunity to submit their work for assessment (80% attendance is required to be eligible for assessment) should they wish to gain the MTU: Single Module Certification for this course. Some work outside of class-time is expected alongside classwork.



Location: MTU Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street


  • Online application will open in December for course commencing on 25 January 2023. (Wednesdays 6.30-9.00pm)
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay the course fee of €300 online if a place on a course is offered.
  • Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay the course fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.


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