The course will examine the emergence of the modern print in nineteenth century Europe and trace its development up to the present day. Questions of technique, from etching, lithography and relief prints, through to photograph-based printmaking and the computer digitised image, will be considered in considerable detail. Questions of what constitutes an original print and some of the theoretical implications of these definitions will be discussed. Although the course will examine the heritage of European and American printmaking, a major focus will be twentieth century printmaking in Australia. Extensive use will be made of the major collections of Australian and international prints in public collections in Canberra.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
1. Distinguish and understand the historical development of the main printmaking technologies including relief printmaking, intaglio, lithography, screenprinting and digital printmaking
2. Link developments in printmaking with changes in the social functioning of printmaking
3. Be familiar with the main curatorial procedures involved with printmaking
4. Research and access information on printmaking and critically eveluate it
5. Speak and write with confidence on printmaking
Students must submit and perform all assessment tasks in order to complete the course. Failure to submit assessment items by the last day of the exam period and perform assessment tasks on schedule will result in an NCN.
Oral presentation and paper 1,000 words (20%), (LO 1,2,4,5)
Research essay 3,000 words (50%), (LO 1,2,3,4,5)
End of semester visual test (20%) (1,2,3)
Tutorial participation (10%) (LO 1,2,4,5)
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Classes will be held on campus and at the National Gallery of Australia
Two hours of lectures and a one hour tutorial per week
Students are expected to complete an average of 7 hours of study per week outside class contact hours
Requisite and Incompatibility
* Grishin, S, Contemporary Australian Printmaking, Craftsman House
* Tallman, S, The Contemporary Print from Pre-Pop to Postmodern, Thames
* Ivins, W M, Prints and Visual Communication, MIT
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4738||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|