Printmedia explores the use of digital and traditional print processes within a contemporary visual art context.
Drawing, photography and digital graphics are signature mediums for the printmedia studio, and the open structure of the course allows you to engage with these in a wide variety of ways. Work produced in the studio ranges from fine art prints to comics; from electronic publications to screen printed garments. The course covers a range of print processes that extend from traditional printmaking through to digital print and photography. The course 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 and studio-specific units of study. From second year on students undertake a 12-credit point printmedia studio major each semester. The major study is combined with a 3-credit point elective to enable you to further tailor your study to desired outcomes. You are also required to complete 3-credit point studio theory in fine arts and a 6-credit point theoretical enquiry 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.