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Life drawing

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

The course goal is to train the ability to see and express form, through practicing life drawing. A core foundation of the course is to work with sight and seeng as a basis for drawing. During the course, besides perception and cognitive processes, the areas of form, volume, balance, weight and movement are focused through practicing sketching techniques in order to reproduce the wholeness, proportions and structure of the body in relation to image composition. During the course, methods and concepts specific to the area of life drawing are introduced. Life drawing is one of the basic skills in the artistic field that need constant practice and exercise in order for the practitioner to develop their perception in relation to drawing techniques and the use of drawing tools, and to develop the personal ability of visual expression. The course is therefore suitable both for beginners and for those with more advanced drawing skills.

You are expected to actively participate once a week. For those who cannot attend a lesson, you will be given a homework assignment.
The course is mainly in Swedish but if there is English-speaking students tutoring can be held in English. If most of the students are English speakers the lectures will be given in English with the option of tutoring in Swedish.

Application and eligibility

Life drawing, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 10 September 2018


Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Evening, 25%

Required Knowledge

Basic eligibility


Results-National university aptitude test-Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 16 April 2018. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee


Tuition fee, first instalment


Total fee


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Contact person for the course is:
Birgitta Sundberg (Coordinator education)