Course Title: Printmaking Photographic Screenprinting

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Printmaking Photographic Screenprinting

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008

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.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to various screenprinting processes, focusing on photographic and text based screenprinting. Classes provide skills and reflect on the role of screenprinting in contemporary art, with an aim to expanding the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of the student’s art practice.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Students are expected to develop a level of technical competence in screenprinting onto a range of surfaces and gain an understanding of the conceptual and aesthetic possibilities of the photographic image. Students will produce a resolved body of work that addresses personal conceptual concerns, and develop responsible and safe studio practice. Students will also gain an understanding of OHS issues and develop responsible studio practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning will essentially be studio based and encompass the following:
• Introduction to a selection of photographic screenprints and their utilization within the contemporary visual arts context.
• Regular workshop demonstrations of photographic screenprinting processes, including preparation of imagery, transferring imagery to screen, ink mixing, printing, cleaning of screens.
• Gallery/studio visits as directed.
• Regular tutorials with staff.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will 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. Details will be available through the lecturer prior to the time of assessment.
The final folio of work should demonstrate technical competence and critical engagement with the photographic image as a conceptual and aesthetic foundation for a body of work. Back up work should demonstrate both technical and conceptual experimentation, as well as engagement with contemporary art practice.