Course Title: Printmaking Major Study 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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

Megan McPherson

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

Technical assistance will be provided during studio classes, both in traditional and digital printmaking processes. Students will recieve individual, timetabled tutorials during which the conceptual development will be addressed. Students will develop greater independance in their studio practice, and make considered decisions as to which printmaking medium gives best expression to conceptual/aesthetic concerns. They will need to be able to articulate these in the form of a written proposal. The Exchange Printmaking Portfolio wil be finalised, collated and distributed to each of the participating students.

Teaching Schedule

This course is delivered over an 18 week semester.

Weeks 1 - 16 will consist of studio based tutorial.

Weeks 17 - 18 will consist of folio preparation and assessment.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Grishin, S Contemporary Australian Printmaking, Craftsman House, Roseville, NSW 1994
Imprint (Printmaking Journal), Print Council of Australia, Melbourne
Printmaking Today: a quarterly journal of Contemporary International Graphic Art
Ross, J & Romano, C. The Complete Printmaker, Collier McMillan, London, 1971
Staff, D & Sacilotto, D. Printmaking; History & Process, Holt Rhinehart and 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.
An editioned portfolio print.
Workbook / journal.
Back up work.

Assessment Matrix

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