Course Title: Produce prints

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5234

Course Title: Produce prints

Portfolio: DSC

Credit Points: 0

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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 2009,
Term2 2009,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to produce prints through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, tools, equipment and materials. As such the course covers a range of techniques. It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

It is highly recommended that this unit be assessed in conjunction with the following units:

  • CUVCOR03B Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work
  • CUVCOR08B Produce drawings to represent and communicate the concept
  • CUVCOR12B Review history and theory for application to artistic practice.
Depending on the context, combined assessment and/or training with a range of other units would also be appropriate, e.g.:
  • CUVCRS08B Document the work progress
  • CUVCRS14B Prepare, store and maintain finished work.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP45B Produce prints


Explore printmaking techniques to plan work

Prepare and maintain resources for the production of prints

Realise prints

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide you with a focus on the acquisition of essential industry skills.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Prepare and maintain physical resources for the production of prints
  • Use and test print making techniques
  • Produce prints.

You will also have an understanding of:
  • Occupational health and safety procedures
  • Physical properties and capabilities of the most commonly used materials, tools and equipment
  • Techniques, materials and tools and the way they can be adapted and extended in print making work
  • Approaches to print making and the work of key practitioners
  • Elements and principles of design (introductory level)
  • Historical and theoretical contexts (introductory level)
  • Copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues.

Overview of Assessment

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following evidence of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment. On completion of this course, you will receive graded assessment.

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge.

Your ability to produce prints will be assessed by:

  • Participation and practical demonstration of class based activities culminating in the practical demonstration of an ability to select and apply appropriate techniques and   media to communicate a concept.
  • Observation (with questions and answers) of safe and healthy preparation & maintenance of equipment, materials and work spaces. This is conducted three times per semester.
  • Review of visual journal by teacher/assessor against specified criteria
  • Review of portfolio of prints by a group of teachers/assessors.
Assessment must take place over a period of time in order to determine competence in the ongoing implementation and monitoring aspects of this course.