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Printmedia

Specialisation

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 studio, 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.

About this major

Over the period of the Master of Contemporary Art course, you will develop a studio project for examination. Weekly art practice group seminars, history and theory of art practice units and regular individual studio tutorials are scheduled each semester to enhance your studio practice. You will also choose two elective units of study in the course from a full range of postgraduate electives offered by SCA. The electives are intended as either an introduction to, or the development of, a skills base according to your individual needs.

Graduate opportunities

Master of Contemporary Art graduates have conceptual and technical skills to consolidate and extend their contemporary art practice, which they have developed through appropriate studio-based methodologies and history and theory seminars. They have a mastery of knowledge in art practice focussed on the practical, theoretical and material context of contemporary art. They are creative and self-motivated. They have produced a substantial and original art project that reflects their creative expertise and knowledge of contemporary art.
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Units of study in this major

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