Course Title: Printmaking Project 2B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Printmaking Project 2B

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Richard Harding

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1035

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 49.B

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is for Fine Art Students from BP201 only.
Printmaking Project 2a VART1993,  Printmaking Chance & Order 2aVART1992 or equivalent

Course Description

This is a learner directed course that introduces appropriate methodologies for developing visual projects in print and print related media. In consultation with lecturers, students will devise a project that engages with individual areas of interest. Research in contemporary visual art practice is one of the primary aims of this course; gallery/studio visits to relevant exhibitions and artists will form an integral part of project development, as will individual and group tutorials.

Students will learn to think critically about the role of printmaking in contemporary art discourse and society, and to formulate and articulate a conceptual premise for your own practice.

Students will refine their technical skills with a view to producing a resolved body of work, and develop their understanding of safe handling of materials and processes.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

It is expected that students will acquire a capacity to formulate and articulate a conceptual foundation for their practice, and to make appropriate decisions as to which mediums and presentation methods best translate their conceptual premise. Students should begin to develop a capacity for identifying not only the strengths and possibilities, but also areas for improvement, in their own and fellow students’ art practice, and to be able to articulate these both verbally, and in written form. Students should begin to refine their technical skills in order to produce a resolved body of work, as well as develop an understanding of the possibilities offered by print media, and of its position within contemporary art practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will be encouraged to develop and articulate their own projects, in consultation with staff. The projects will be designed to focus the student’s interests and aims in the field of contemporary print and print related media. Practical demonstrations will take place as required.
Students will participate in tutorials and will be directed to attend exhibitions and lectures.

Overview of Learning Resources

In addition to a modest, personal workstation, students have access to professional standard printmaking facilities, a selected range of supplies and equipment, and full time technical staff. RMIT is in close proximity to a broad range of Melbourne galleries and cultural venues, and professional printmaking workshops and suppliers are also readily accessible. All students have access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources, with the State Library being on RMIT’s doorstep.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is via folio submission, and is conducted by the lecturer and reviewed by the Studio Co-Ordinator. Details will be available through the lecturer prior to the time of assessment.
The final folio of work should demonstrate technical competence and a critical engagement with the conceptual premise for the work. Back up work should demonstrate both technical and conceptual experimentation, as well as engagement with contemporary art practice. Supporting, written documentation should clearly articulate the student’s intent and rationale.