ART06102 2019 Printmaking 4 (Project based printmaking 2)

General Details

Full Title
Printmaking 4 (Project based printmaking 2)
Transcript Title
Printmaking 4 (Project based p
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Subject Area
ART - Art
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
John Graham
Programme Membership
SG_AARTT_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art SG_AARTT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art

Continuing from Printmaking 3, Printmaking 4 is led primarily by conceptual and thematic concerns. These concerns will be shaped and focused through thematic studio projects, common across the different studio areas. The possibilities of printmaking will be further explored and allied to the general development of the individual student's ideas and visual language. Themes and concepts in printmaking will be explored through illustrated lectures and discussion of related themes across a range of the visual arts.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Express individual responses to thematic project briefs through the medium of printmaking.


Have extended their knowledge of a range of themes and concepts in printmaking and the wider visual arts.


Demonstrate a developing awareness of individual potential, and an ability to express individual ideas in visual form.


Have knowledge of and an ability to work within a wide range of printmaking media and processes.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures illustrating themes and processes of printmaking in contemporary art practices.

Workshop demonstrations and practices fitted to individual student needs.

One to one tutorials will develop the learners capacity to engage productively with printmaking processes in the context of their wider learning agendas.

Field trips and visiting artists will complement the students work programme.

Module Assessment Strategies

In the final week of the semester, the assessment will be based on a presentation of course work. The presentation will include working drawings and other images, notebooks, proofs, and final prints. There will also be a formal mid-semester review.

The students achievement will be measured on the evidence of their submitted work. The effective development, execution and presentation of course work will be evaluated.

Repeat Assessments

A comprehensive repeat project brief will be offered to students who fail to achieve a pass grade or better for the module. The repeat project will contain a comprehensive project brief requiring a response through a variety of printmaking media. The deadline for the repeat project will be August 31 of the relevant academic year. In evaluating the repeat project the effective development, execution and presentation of the project work will be considered.

Module Dependencies

ART06091 201900 Printmaking 3 (Project based printmaking 1)

Indicative Syllabus

The module will explore themes and concepts in the practices and processes of printmaking.

Project briefs will challenge the learner to apply printmaking strategies to specific thematic considerations.

Project briefs will challenge the learner to consider printmaking strategies in relation to their wider learning agendas.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation of course work in Printmaking 4 Final Exam Assessment 100 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Printmaking Studio Printmaking, various techniques and practices 5 Fortnightly 2.50
Lecture Printmaking Studio Modern and Contemporary Printmaking 1 Fortnightly 0.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2007 Magical Secrets about Line Etching and Engraving Crown Point Press

Recommended Reading
2008 Magical Secrets about Aquatint Crown Point Press

Recommended Reading
2010 Printmaking: A Contemporary Perspective Black Dog Publishing

Recommended Reading
2006 Contemporary Art in Print The Paragon Press.

Recommended Reading
2011 What is a Print? The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9780870708183 ISBN-13 087070818X
Recommended Reading
2006 Eye on Europe The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 0870703714 ISBN-13 9780870703713

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