PRM2413 - Printmedia practice and theory 3A - 2018

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

Department of Fine Art

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Marian Crawford


Ms Marian Crawford

Not offered in 2018


Either PRM1411Not offered in 2018 or PRM1412Not offered in 2018 or VIS1111Not offered in 2018 or VIS1112Not offered in 2018 or FNA1501 or FNA1503 or FNA1502 or FNA1504






This Printmedia 3A unit provides a rigorous program to broaden students' awareness of concepts and techniques across a range of approaches, and encourages them to seek appropriate solutions. Continued research and investigation of materials and processes fosters the acquisition of technical language, and influences appropriate choices to realise concepts within the context of a developing personal visual language. Set projects still occur but the emphasis is on self-motivated approaches. Teaching methods therefore tend to concentrate on individual tuition and group critique.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. develop a questioning awareness of practical aesthetic and technical systems or theories and the skills related to them
  2. possess considerable manipulative skills in their chosen area of self expression
  3. have enhanced perceptual skills and critical sensibility necessary for the development of a personal visual language
  4. develop their own conceptual and expressive strengths in relation to historical and current visual art practices
  5. be familiar with current issues in Printmedia and recognise the potential to produce works within the framework of contemporary culture
  6. be able to apply the elements and principles of design to a broad range of studio situations and objectively analyse and synthesise design options within a Printmedia context
  7. demonstrate effective communication skills and be able to share their work through well-researched class papers and competent critiques of the work of oneself and of other artists
  8. understand and practice the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the Printmedia studio, and be able to collaborate and co-operate safely and productively within the studio environment.


Folio of studio work: 100%, of which at least 20% will be assessed before mid-semester.

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, including four hours of taught studio and eight hours of personal study and studio practice

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