PRM1411 - Printmedia practice and theory 1A - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Gippsland Centre for Art and Design


Ms Rosalind Atkins

Not offered in 2017


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.


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;
  3. be 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;
  5. be 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.


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

Workload requirements

12 hours comprising 6 studio hours and 6 independent study hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Admission to an Art & Design course or permission



FNA1501 or FNA1401