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Unit description

Considering all aspects of Artists' Books and the production and design, including papermaking and binding. Students will investigate the principles of typography and book design, by creating their own artist books. Students will consider the relationship of image and text, the question of sequence in the structure of the book, the relationship of form and content. The unit will consider the presentation and distribution of the artist's book, looking at both historical and contemporary examples, utilising the collection of artists' books in the SCU Library.

Unit content

  • Papermaking
  • Concertina books
  • Simple hardcover book
  • Japanese binding
  • Origami Books and Techniques
  • Clamshell box
  • Zines and Quick Documents
  • Perfect bound books
  • Image and Text
  • Type Knowledge and Setting

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
1develop an awareness of their individual visual language, and of the ideas and theories that are relevant and related to this languageKnowledge of a discipline
2possess practical skills to realise the form of the artists' book chosen to explore their aesthetic and theoretical concernsCreativity
3demonstrate effective communication and critical skills in discussing and sharing their work and ideas in individual and group tutorials, and in engaging with the ideas and practice of their fellow studentsKnowledge of a discipline
4develop a foundational knowledge of design principles in bookbinding and variationsIntellectual rigour
5demonstrate understanding and practice the rules of occupational health, safety and environment in the Printmaking/Artists' Books studio, and be able to work collaboratively, cooperatively, safely and productively within the studio environment. Knowledge of a discipline

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

  1. develop an awareness of their individual visual language, and of the ideas and theories that are relevant and related to this language
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. possess practical skills to realise the form of the artists' book chosen to explore their aesthetic and theoretical concerns
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. demonstrate effective communication and critical skills in discussing and sharing their work and ideas in individual and group tutorials, and in engaging with the ideas and practice of their fellow students
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. develop a foundational knowledge of design principles in bookbinding and variations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. demonstrate understanding and practice the rules of occupational health, safety and environment in the Printmaking/Artists' Books studio, and be able to work collaboratively, cooperatively, safely and productively within the studio environment.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site Three (3) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Assessment
Creative work40%
Creative work60%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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