Printmaking (Elective)

Subject FINA20020 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours plus 3 non-contact per week
Total Time Commitment:

6 hours per week





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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Dr Mark Dustin


Faculty of the VCA and MCM
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

By lecture and demonstration students are taught basic processes related to intaglio and relief printmaking. Intaglio presents various techniques such as hard ground, soft ground and aquatint and the essential aspects of preparation and printing plates. Aspects of health and safety and appropriate studio workshop procedure are discussed. After the consolidation of processes, students are taught on an individual basis.

Relief printing presents the main modes of printing such as lino cut, wood cut and collagraph and the preparation for the printing of these processes. Aspects of health and safety and appropriate studio workshop procedure are discussed. After the consolidation of processes, students are taught on an individual basis.


On completion of this subject students should be able to:
• comprehend and apply the technical and procedural fundamentals of intaglio and/or relief processes in printmaking; and
• form a conceptual relationship between the methodologies, processes and techniques of printmaking and their area of specialisation.


Assessment is based on a folio of the student's work, submitted at the end of the semester, containing a requisite number of works completed during the semester, including finished works, studies, proofs, working drawings and any other relevant material the student may decide to submit (100%).

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

At the completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
  • demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century, and
  • demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Art

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