Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Ms Marian Crawford


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.


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;
  4. be 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


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

Workload requirements

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

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Chief examiner(s)


Admission to BFA course



FNA1501 or FNA1401