Printmedia explores the use of digital and traditional print processes within a contemporary visual arts context. Drawing, photography and digital graphics are signature mediums for the Printmedia, and the open structure of the major allows you to engage with these in a wide variety of ways. Work produced in the studio ranges from fine art prints to comics, through to electronic publications and screen printed garments. The major covers a range of print processes that extend from traditional printmaking through to digital print and photography. The major has a well-developed digital component that covers key contemporary design programs, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Flash.
First year is a mixture of interdisciplinary subjects that develop your theoretical and critical awareness of contemporary art practice. From second year on you undertake a 12-credit point jewellery and object major unit of study each semester. The major study is combined with a 6-credit point elective to enable you to further tailor your study to desired outcomes. You are also required to complete a 6-credit point critical studies unit each semester.
Printmedia graduates may become practicing artists, including painters, printmakers and sculptors. They may also establish careers in a wide range of art, design and culture related fields including: art education, arts administration, arts writing, curating, set and exhibition design, public art, product design and publishing.
Further study for major
Eligible students may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) or postgraduate coursework study in studio art. Honours graduates are eligible to pursue a higher degree by research.