Course Title: Printmaking Major Study 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5158

Course Title: Printmaking Major Study 2

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Deborah Williams

Nominal Hours: 144

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VART5157 – Printmaking Major Study Level 1 / VART5155 – Printmaking Minor Study Level 1

Course Description

In this course students originate content, initiate and self-direct the production of a body of work suitable for public exhibition.

Students will become increasingly independent in their studio practice. The student must also confidently initiate and resource work based on developing a personal philosophy, for which they will be required to write a proposal. A group tutorial will take place mid semester.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS668 Printmaking Major Study 2

Learning Outcomes

1. Prepare a proposal for a series of prints which are a vehicle for the expression of a personal philosophy
2. Describe the role of contemporary issues and theory in printmaking as a fine art discipline
3. Plan and execute a series of prints for folio presentation and exhibition
4. Plan and orgainse an exhibition of works outside the studio environment

Details of Learning Activities

Students will prepare a proposal for a series of prints that incorporates a personal philosophy and/or concerns through a self directed project.

Students will develop and refine research and technical skills which will allow them to effectively solve particular visual problems addressing individual conceptual concerns.

Students will develop critical evaluation and articulation skills.

Students will plan and execute a series of prints for folio presentation.

Health & Safety will continue to be addressed throughout the semester.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1             Semester one feedback.
                            Introduction to Semester two Project proposal.

Week 2 - 3      General Studio

                         Individual tutorials

                         Proposal discussion


Week 4            First draft proposal

Week 5 - 9      General Studio

                         Individual tutorials

                         Proposal discussion


Week 10         Final draft of proposal

                         Group tutorial

Week 11 - 14   General Studio

                         Individual tutorials


                         Editioning of exchange portfolio

Week 15         Studio week  - open studio access

Week 16 - 17  Folio Assessment

Please note that the weekly time frame may alter due to group needs or supplies.
Staff will endeavour to give students ample warning of alterations.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Printmaking Today Quarterly journal, Farrand Press, London

Imprint Magazine, Print Council of Australia

Grishin, S. Contemporary Australian Printmaking: An Interpretative History (Craftsman House, Sydney, 1994)

Grishin, S. Australian Printmaking in the 1990s: Artist printmakers 1990- 1995 (Craftsman House, Sydney, 1997)

Staff, D & Sacilotto, D Printmaking; History & Process. Holt Rhinehart & Winston, NY, 1975

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.

Assessment Tasks

A resolved body of conceptually linked prints with accompanying proposal.
( The number of prints will vary from student to student depending on the project and will be discussed, and agreed upon, with staff.)

An editioned portfolio print.

Participation in studio practice and tutorials.

1 workbook Visual Diary and Backup work.

Assessment Matrix

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