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Printmedia practice and theory 1A ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Caulfield: Leslie Eastman, Gippsland: Rodney Forbes

Caulfield First semester 2006 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2006 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces students to the practice and theory of printmedia as a means of contemporary creative expression. It focuses on raising awareness of and providing the means to achieve an initial level of competence within the printmedia discipline, while imparting a sound conceptual and technical basis for continuing study in that discipline. The safe handling of materials and equipment is emphasised as an essential part of all studio practice.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, student should: 1.have the conceptual and technical foundation for successful study in a contemporary visual art studio; 2.have explored several basic printmedia techniques as a special means of creative expression, including etching, relief, collagraph and silkscreen; able to choose, from these print media and other creative strategies, a form of expression appropriate to the concept or motif; 4.appreciate the place of the print media in the field of current and historical practices; able to present their work to an audience with theoretical and historical rationale; 6.demonstrate an enquiring attitude to contemporary visual culture; 7.understand and practice the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the printmedia studio

Assessment: Folio 100% including a mid-semester assessment of at least 20% of the final mark.

Contact Hours: 12 hours comprising 6 studio hours and 6 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites: Admission to an Art & Design course or permission

Corequisites: OHS1000.

Prohibitions: FNA1501 or FNA1401