Course Title: Investigate printmaking materials and processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5348 Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Investigate printmaking materials and processes

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2017

Course Contact: Phillip Allan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4030

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will explore the diverse application of printmaking to communicate ideas. This will include developing printmaking skills and confidence to proactively experiment with various printmaking techniques and ideas to develop an individual style or voice.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes


1. Research printmaking materials and processes

2. Select printmaking materials and processes for exploration

3. Integrate printmaking materials and processes into own work

4. Manage printmaking materials

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • Participation in class based activities culminating in the practical demonstration to select and apply techniques and skills to complete of a body of work that demonstrates concept development
  • Understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio
  • Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Completion of an art journal and/or portfolio including personal reflection, research and feedback
  • Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence

Assessment will be via folio submission at the end of the semester.