Course Title: Investigate printmaking materials and processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6128 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Investigate printmaking materials and processes

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Deb Williams

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4215

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop, skills and knowledge required to research and explore selected printmaking materials and processes and integrate their use into own creative practice. This course requires a higher level of skill and development and a thorough investigation of printmaking processes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRI502A Investigate printmaking materials and processes


1. Research printmaking materials and processes

2. Select printmaking materials and processes for exploration

3. Integrate printmaking materials and processes into own work

4. Manage printmaking resources

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to develop a concept for thematically connected prints
  • Demonstrate a command of advanced techniques which are consistent with your conceptual vision
  • Demonstrate knowledge of materials and tools and how they are used & extended in Printmaking.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and practice of appropriate Occupational Health & Safety rules in the Printmaking studios.

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.