Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Anatomy and anatomic drawing 128284/3298/2425/1/96
Study guide

Anatomy and anatomic drawing 1

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 1
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Sculpture within Fine Arts
    • Painting within Fine Arts
    • Vrije Grafiek en Tekenkunst within Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Painting within Fine Arts
    • Printmaking and Drawing within Fine Arts
    • Sculpture within Fine Arts
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: De Block Joachim
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2024 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: This course unit is eligible for deliberation according to the criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

BA2 - The student has the necessary knowledge, skills and insights regarding material, form, action, concepts, function and contents of the chosen medi
The student can identify and name the learned parts of the skeleton and muscles.
The student can translate the acquired knowledge of the anatomy of the human body into a 2D carrier.

Course content

Anatomy: The development of a human body in relation to its environment is being discussed. There is a summary of the history of anatomy, of the formation and changes of the anatomy during human life, and of symmetry in the human body. Important muscles and  tendons, but mainly bones and joints are being discussed in terms of material, form and appearance, as well as the relationship between these and their function. Application of anatomical knowledge is discussed, consulting existing works of art. The connection is made between the superficial form and internal structures.

Anatomy drawing: the student draws several anatomical parts (e.g. skull, pelvis, thorax,...) and their interrelated proportions. In this process he/she also consults examples from books and plaster models. He/she draws the skeleton as a whole and in parts, and learns to see and reproduce the human skeleton as a complex construction assembled from several different basic volumes. The student also draws a living nude model: e.g. changes in form, caused by movements are investigated. The relation is investigated between the forms at the surface of the body and internal structures, mainly in terms of skeleton parts.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Various drawing tools / various drawing papers

Basic course: 'Artistic Anatomy' Paul Richer

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Lectures and / or tutorials30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours30,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment during the examination series50,00
Eerste examenperiodeKnowledge and comprehension test during the examination series50,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series50,00
2nd examination periodKnowledge and comprehension test during the examination series50,00

Evaluation (text)

Anatomy: Semester 2: oral examination. 2nd examination session: oral examination.

Anatomical drawing: semester 2: drawings made throughout the year and oral/practical examination. 2nd examination session: drawings made throughout the year (or summer) and oral/practical examination.