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Unit description

Investigating the technical foundations of Printmaking, this unit considers the role of printing as an historically rich artistic form in relation to other art forms and as a contemporary medium of art practice. The unit provides students with an in-depth introduction to hands-on skill development in a variety of printing processes with an emphasis on types of printing, paper supports, grounds, inks, colour, mediums, and a consideration of their works in the context of contemporary visual art.

Unit content

  • Relief, Intaglio, and Screen Printing will be investigated
  • Understand print editions and artist proofs and monoprints
  • Support structures for printing
  • Technical competence with different techniques

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideasKnowledge of a discipline
2design and produce artworks using basic printmaking techniques as a special means of creative and critical expression, with particular reference to etching and relief printingCreativity
3demonstrate understanding of the context of printmaking in the national and global field of contemporary art cultureKnowledge of a discipline
4articulate the theoretical, conceptual and historical rationale of their workIntellectual rigour
5demonstrate an understanding of the differing methodologies to printing mediums, support, representationsKnowledge of a discipline
6apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practiceKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. design and produce artworks using basic printmaking techniques as a special means of creative and critical expression, with particular reference to etching and relief printing
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. demonstrate understanding of the context of printmaking in the national and global field of contemporary art culture
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. articulate the theoretical, conceptual and historical rationale of their work
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the differing methodologies to printing mediums, support, representations
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial online Three (3) Hours Weekly (12 weeks )
Assessment
Creative work40%
Creative work60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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