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


Leader: Leslie Eastman

Caulfield First semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit extends the introduction to the practice and theory of printmedia as a means of contemporary creative expression. It adds to the focus 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, students will: 1.have a good grasp of the potential of printmedia for personal creative expression; 2.have tested, at an introductory level, the range and combination inherent in printmedia; 3.demonstrate curiosity about contemporary and historical visual culture and the place of the print media within that culture; able to position the work in conceptual and contextual senses at an initial level to an audience; 5.have attained a high standard of safety in using appropriate tools, materials and equipment and in understanding and observing all rules for health and safety

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

Contact Hours: 12 hours per week, including six hours of taught studio and six hours of personal study and studio practice 6 points

Prerequisites: Admission to BFA course

Corequisites: OHS1000

Prohibitions: FNA1501 or FNA1401