Course Title: Refine printmaking techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: VART6224C

Course Title: Refine printmaking techniques

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5308 - Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact : Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

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Nominal Hours: 75

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Course Description

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to refine techniques for printmaking work and to develop an individual style in a body of creative work. This occurs through a process of research, refinement and evaluation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRI501A Refine printmaking techniques


1. Research printmaking ideas and techniques

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Support professional practice by expanding own knowledge of historical and contemporary printmaking practice
1.2 Research ways that other artists have used different printmaking techniques
1.3 Investigate how particular printmaking techniques work to achieve different technical effects
1.4 Evaluate the relationships between printmaking techniques and ideas
1.5 Adapt and use relevant ideas and approaches with consideration of intellectual property requirements


2. Select printmaking techniques for refinement

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Consider the opportunities offered by different printmaking techniques
2.2 Determine limitations and constraints of particular techniques
2.3 Select printmaking techniques for refinement


3. Consolidate printmaking technique to professional level

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Establish and follow safe work practices for selected techniques
3.2 Develop increasing confidence and skill through practice and experimentation
3.3 Proactively identify and resolve technical problems in printmaking projects based on developing expertise
3.4 Challenge and test ideas, and allow new and unpredictable ideas to emerge
3.5 Evolve ideas and other professional skills through ongoing experimentation with technique
3.6 Develop own ways of working with techniques to create individual style
3.7 Create a coherent body of printmaking work that shows command of selected printmaking techniques


4. Evaluate own printmaking technique

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Evaluate development of own technique with others and seek feedback
4.2 Seek and participate in conversations that challenge and explore different concepts and approaches
4.3 Identify ways in which technique may be further developed as part of a professional practice and build ideas into future work

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.

Details of Learning Activities

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Teaching Schedule

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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 and practical demonstration of class based activities
  • Practical demonstration to be able to select and apply appropriate techniques and media to complete a body of work
  • The ability to demonstrate conceptual 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 portfolio including personal reflection, research and feedback
  • Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence.

Assessment is based on your ability to undertake the following:

  • Evolve and refine printmaking technique through a demonstrated process of experimentation
  • Develop individual style in own work
  • Produce a coherent body of professional artwork that includes the use of well-developed printmaking technique
  • Research printmaking technique in the broader context of other artwork and artists
  • Use safe and sustainable work practices.

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

Assessment Tasks

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Assessment Matrix

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