Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Anatomy and anatomic drawing 228285/3298/2425/1/33
Study guide

Anatomy and anatomic drawing 2

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 2
    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: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


previously registered for Anatomy and anatomic drawing 1 OR previously registered for Painting: Anatomy and anatomic drawing 1 OR previously registered for Printmaking: Anatomy and anatomic drawing 1.

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
Students have knowledge of the surface muscles of the human body and can recognize them on the body of a living model.
Students can draw the living model as an anatomical study drawing in which they use the skeleton as a structure and carrier of the surfacel muscles of the human body.
Students have developed an insight into the human body as a movement device and can apply this knowledge within the study of living model.
The student can artistically translate these aspects into a 2D support.

Course content

Important bones, but especially the muscles and tendons are further analysed and discussed in relation to their function. Fat tissue and veins - lying more at the surface - are also treated. The relation between the exterior form and the internal structure is further investigated, not just the bone structure but also the muscles, fat tissue, etc.
Fysiological aspects in relation to the functioning of the human body is touched upon. Alert and precise perception as well as learning to see analogies is stimulated, e.g. in learning the similarities but also the differences between the upper and lower limb, depending on its function. Applying anatomical knowledge by artists, is further discussed by using living models, existing art works and plaster models.

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