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PRM1411

Faculty of Art and Design

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Caulfield: Marian Crawford, Gippsland: Rodney Forbes

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

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

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Marian Crawford

Contact hours

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

Prerequisites

Admission to an Art & Design course or permission

Co-requisites

OHS1000.

Prohibitions

FNA1501 or FNA1401