The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


Emphasises consideration of the three dimensional potential of printmaking and extension of student understanding of both traditional and emerging print media. The development of appropriate imagery and form is integral to the subject and its extension to artist's books, printing on ceramic, sculptural form and installation formats. The concept of the print as object is espoused in a contemporary context along with the development of critical skills and relevant studio practices.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Evaluate the creative and contextual potential of the print as 3D object (eg: book construction, installation, the box);

2. Incorporate theoretical and critical analysis of prints, printmakers and their practice in independent research;

3. Effectively develop visual research material as an ongoing resource.


Topics may include:

  1. Experimentation and investigation of print media and mixed media in relation to personal aesthetics;
  2. Analysis of the book form as an extension of printmaking (construction, design, materials, appropriate imagery);
  3. Investigation of materials not commonly associated with the production of prints;
  4. Investigation of the symbolism and history of the artist book on the box as an art form;
  5. Analysis of contemporary installation practices in relation to printmaking;
  6. Development of critical and analytical skills essential to visual art practice. Preparatory drawings and research material for the development of appropriate imaging;
  7. Investigation of paper making techniques as practices in eastern and western cultures;
  8. Paper casting, folding and moulding techniques;
  9. Exhibition procedures, mounting and presentation;
  10. Professional practice and workshop management;
  11. Health and safety.


To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed 60 units at the 1000 level.

Students must have successfully completed 60 units at 1000 level to enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Journal: Studio Journal - 20%

Project: Mid Semester Assessment - 30%

Project: Final Studio Output - 50%

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term