Course Title: Printmaking Articulation and Practice 2B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Printmaking Articulation and Practice 2B

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Richard Harding

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1035

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 48.B

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is for Fine Art Students from BP201 only.
Printmaking Project 2a VART1993, Printmaking Chance and Order 2a VART 1992 or equivalent

Course Description

This course is a directed learning program that establishes appropriate methodologies and print related technologies for developing visual projects. The course is designed to align the process of articulation and application of concepts and ideas to print and print related materials with methods of production. The course will cover health and safety issues in the studio and printmaking practice and its relationship to contemporary art practice.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students are expected to acquire a capacity to formulate and articulate a conceptual foundation for their practice, and to make appropriate decisions as to which mediums and presentation methods best translate their conceptual premise. Students should begin to establish a capacity for identifying not only the strengths and possibilities, but also areas for improvement, in both their own and fellow students’ art practice. Students will be able to articulate these both verbally, and in written form. Students will begin to refine their technical skills in order to produce a resolved body of work, as well as develop an understanding of the possibilities offered by print media plus its position within contemporary art practice. In summary, students should develop the following capabilities:
• Critical selection of print and print-related media in relation to projects
• Application of methods for visually articulating concepts and ideas
• Application of visual language to specific print media
• Safe handling of materials and processes

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning will essentially be studio based via group and individual tutorials with consultations. Students will also conduct individual visual research and be introduced to written and verbal means of articulating visual projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

In addition to a modest, personal workstation, students have access to professional standard printmaking facilities, a selected range of supplies and equipment, and full time technical staff. RMIT is in close proximity to a broad range of Melbourne galleries and cultural venues, and professional printmaking workshops and suppliers are also readily accessible. All students have access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources, with the State Library being on RMIT’s doorstep.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is via folio submission, and is conducted by the lecturer and reviewed by the Studio Coordinator. Details will be available through the lecturer prior to the time of assessment.
The final folio of work should demonstrate technical competence and a critical engagement with the conceptual premise for the work. Back up work should demonstrate both technical and conceptual experimentation, as well as engagement with contemporary art practice. Supporting, written documentation should clearly articulate the student’s intent and rationale.