Course Title: Produce prints

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4311 Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Title: Produce prints

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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


Term2 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8096

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to use techniques, materials and equipment for the production of prints. As such the unit covers general knowledge and the application of basic techniques. It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRI301A Produce prints


1. Plan printmaking work through exploration

2. Prepare, maintain and store printmaking resources

3. Create finished 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

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.