Course Title: Realise thematically connected prints

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5238

Course Title: Realise thematically connected prints

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 150.0

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



Bundoora Campus


340T Art


Course Contact: Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce and present a thematically connected prints.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU031 Realise thematically connected prints


1 Prepare project work plan

2 Determine, organise and maintain resources for a thematically connected prints

3 Realise thematically connected prints

4 Present/exhibit prints

5 Evaluate own work

Learning Outcomes

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:

  • lectures
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:

  • practical exercises
  • reading articles and excerpts
  • preparing for discussion
  • project work
  • independent research

You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.

In addition you will:

  • extend on your command of advanced techniques which is consistent with realising thematically connected prints.
  • extend your knowledge of tools & how they are used in printmaking.
  • extend on your research skills in order to realise their body of work
  • present and exhibit prints.
  • evaluate their own work.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge and skills and might include:

  • Direct observation of printmaking in progress, including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding and candidate’s intentions and work outcome
  • Third-party reports from experienced practitioners.
  • Completion of an art journal and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback from relevant others.
  • Produce a project work plan
  • Production of prints that are thematically connected and which demonstrate a highly developed command of the selected techniques
  • In depth knowledge of techniques, materials and tools and the ways they may be adapted & extended in printmaking
Assessment evidence will be via
  • Visual Diary
  • Folio
  • Observation of Performance
  • Presentation of work.