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Introduction to Printmaking Processes (FINA20033)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeFINA20033
Campus
Southbank
Availability(Quotas apply)
Summer Term
February
Semester 1
June
Winter Term
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will introduce students to the unique possibilities inherent in printmaking processes, with a technical focus on monotype, relief and intaglio techniques. Alongside this workshop focus, students will be introduced to the key historical moments in the evolution of printmaking through an introductory lecture, which encompasses the fundamental technological innovations that have impacted upon printmaking, as well as the major terms of reference that will allow students to engage with printmaking terminology within a workshop environment.

Students will also be introduced to the Prints and Drawings collection at the NGV, from which students will be required to write a 1000 word essay that engages with a specific print based work that has a direct influence on the portfolio that they are creating within the printmaking workshop. Students will also be exposed to a lecture from the Printmaking Technician that demonstrates more advanced technical processes and possibilities within the field of printmaking.

Within the workshop, students will be encouraged to explore their own work and utilise a selection of techniques by engaging with ideas of repetition, difference, and variation. This subject is designed to explore printmaking processes and technology as a vehicle for imaging ideas and image production, as well as to motivate and involve students in analytical thinking about visual perception. It also includes an induction into the Printmaking workshop, with an emphasis on Occupational Health & Safety.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject will enable students to:

  • comprehend and apply fundamental skills and techniques and gain knowledge and understanding of a range of methods and materials to enable confidence in exploring and experimenting with a variety of working processes within printmaking;
  • to confidently navigate a professional printmaking workshop and motivate students to comfortably create visual outcomes within this environment;
  • establish foundations for a practical understanding and application of sound occupational health and safety practices;
  • exhibit evidence of skill development pictorially, technically and conceptually as a means of independent image making.

Generic skills

At the completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • display an awareness of the graphic possibilities of a variety of concepts, materials and practices;
  • exhibit evidence of skill development both pictorially and technically as a means of independent image making;
  • demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
  • demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis and problem solving;
  • demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary art, cultural developments and new ideas.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • A final portfolio will be produced that demonstrates an appropriate level of understanding of the processes, skills and techniques that are being demonstrated. This will be assessed through visual outcomes that exhibit a clear understanding of the materials and processes inherent to printmaking, as well as adhering to the guidelines of working in a professional printmaking studio. Appropriate support and resource material including a visual diary should be submitted for assessment alongside the Final Portfolio. Due day 10 (intensive delivery) or Week 10 to 12 (semester delivery) (75%).
  • Essay (1000 words) that engages with a specific print based work from the NGV Prints and Drawings collection that has a direct influence on student’s final portfolios. Due day 17 (intensive delivery) or during examination period (semester delivery) (25%).
  • Ongoing feedback is provided to students through the subject’s duration via individual and group discussion. Additionally, a progress review will take place midway through the subject, taking into account the following criteria: course engagement; work development. Intensive delivery: day 2 to 3 of intensive.
  • Hurdle Requirement A minimum of 80% class attendance is required.

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    Principal coordinatorCeleste Chandler
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hoursSix hours per day for 10 days.
    Total time commitment136 hours
    Teaching period22 January 2019 to 4 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date24 January 2019
    Census date 1 February 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 8 February 2019
    Assessment period ends14 February 2019

    Summer Term contact information

    Coordinator

    Celeste Chandler
    Breadth Coordinator for Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

    Contact

    For all administrative enquiries, e.g. enrolment (including quota), class registration, special consideration enquiries:

    Contact Stop 1

    For all academic enquiries, e.g. assessment, attendance or subject matter enquiries:

    Celeste Chandler

    celeste.chandler@unimelb.edu.au

  • February
    Principal coordinatorCeleste Chandler
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hoursSix hours per day for 10 days.
    Total time commitment136 hours
    Teaching period 6 February 2019 to 18 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date 8 February 2019
    Census date15 February 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 February 2019
    Assessment period ends28 February 2019

    February contact information

    Coordinator

    Celeste Chandler
    Breadth Coordinator for Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

    Contact

    For all administrative enquiries, e.g. enrolment (including quota), class registration, special consideration enquiries:

    Contact Stop 1

    For all academic enquiries, e.g. assessment, attendance or subject matter enquiries:

    Celeste Chandler

    celeste.chandler@unimelb.edu.au

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorCeleste Chandler
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours36
    Total time commitment136 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    Coordinator

    Celeste Chandler
    Breadth Coordinator for Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

    Contact

    For all administrative enquiries, e.g. enrolment (including quota), class registration, special consideration enquiries:

    Contact Stop 1

    For all academic enquiries, e.g. assessment, attendance or subject matter enquiries:

    Celeste Chandler

    celeste.chandler@unimelb.edu.au

  • June
    Principal coordinatorCeleste Chandler
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hoursSix hours per day for 10 days.
    Total time commitment136 hours
    Teaching period25 June 2019 to 6 July 2019
    Last self-enrol date27 June 2019
    Census date 5 July 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail12 July 2019
    Assessment period ends16 July 2019

    June contact information

    Coordinator

    Celeste Chandler
    Breadth Coordinator for Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

    Contact

    For all administrative enquiries, e.g. enrolment (including quota), class registration, special consideration enquiries:

    Contact Stop 1

    For all academic enquiries, e.g. assessment, attendance or subject matter enquiries:

    Celeste Chandler

    celeste.chandler@unimelb.edu.au

  • Winter Term
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hoursSix hours per day for 10 days.
    Total time commitment136 hours
    Teaching period 9 July 2019 to 19 July 2019
    Last self-enrol date11 July 2019
    Census date19 July 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail26 July 2019
    Assessment period ends 5 August 2019

    Winter Term contact information

    Coordinator

    Celeste Chandler
    Breadth Coordinator for Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

    Contact

    For all administrative enquiries, e.g. enrolment (including quota), class registration, special consideration enquiries:

    Contact Stop 1

    For all academic enquiries, e.g. assessment, attendance or subject matter enquiries:

    Celeste Chandler

    celeste.chandler@unimelb.edu.au

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorLaura Woodward
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours36
    Total time commitment136 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

Time commitment details

136 hours (including 36 contact hours, 24 workshop access hours, and 76 non-contact hours).

Additional delivery details

Please note that Blocks no longer exist for this subject. Students now choose the dates they wish to attend with their enrolment.

This subject has a quota of 20 per availability for Summer Term, February, Winter and July, and 40 for Semester 1 and Semester 2. Selection is automated and based on the order in which students enrol. Your enrolment in this subject guarantees a space unless you withdraw. Once the subject quota has been reached, all enrolled students will be contacted.
If the subject is full, spaces may become available in the future as others withdraw. The only way to check this is by attempting to enrol. Please note that there are no waiting lists for this subject.

As entry into this subject is based only on the order in which students enrol, special permission will not be offered to any students.

Further information

Last updated: 10 August 2019