Printmaking Studies 1

Subject FINA10017 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 31.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 10 hours contact plus 9 supervised studio hours each week for one semester
Total Time Commitment: Not available


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Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
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Subject Overview:

This subject introduces the student to the printmaking processes and procedures of intaglio, lithography, relief printing and digital imaging. Each procedure has an independent workshop and specific methods and materials component. The methods and materials component introduces techniques and their application, materials employed, chemical processes, use of equipment. Proper use of the studio, equipment and health and safety aspects are taught as part of sound professional printmaking practice. Students may be given project tasks related to the demands of specific printmaking media and to general studio activity.

Learning Outcomes:


Assessment is based on a folio, submitted at the end of the semester, containing a substantial body of work demonstrating the range of the student's activities including any set or finished works, developmental studies, visual diary and other material the student may decide to submit (100 %).

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

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

  • demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
  • demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
  • demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century;
  • work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of visual artistic environments;
  • demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
  • understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.

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