Courses & Units

Drawing & Printmaking 1 FSD112

Hobart, Launceston


This unit will introduce you to the techniques of drawing and printmaking as processes of enquiry and creation.  You will learn about the technical and material possibilities of both mediums and how to use a studio as both a site and tool of production. You will undertake a suite of exploratory and iterative exercises that will provide enabling skills for the development of your work.  Observational drawing exercises will be extended through printmaking techniques to enable an understanding of the potential meaning inherent in materials and processes.

Artist talks, lectures, class presentations, group discussion and critique will support practical work. These activities will increase your understanding of the languages of drawing and printmaking in order to develop your ability in identifying, describing and communicating (written and oral) the principles and forms of a contemporary drawing practice.

The unit is designed to accommodate students with various backgrounds and experiences, studying in the creative arts or in other subject areas. Work health and safety instruction is an integral component of this course.


Unit name Drawing & Printmaking 1
Unit code FSD112
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Dr Antonia Aitken

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Employ tools, materials and techniques in drawing and printmaking media.
  2. Develop strategies to produce a suite of creative art works to respond to a brief.
  3. Communicate and document your working processes and historical and theoretical contexts.
  4. Apply WHS practices relevant to drawing and printmaking techniques, materials, equipment and workspaces.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100301 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Mutual Exclusions

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Teaching Pattern

Studio session (weekly/2 hours)
Workshop (weekly/1 hour)


Task 1: Portfolio of creative work in response to a brief (30%)

Task 2: Journal (20%)

Task 3: Presentation (10%)

Task 4: Critique (30%)

Task 5: Artist statement draft (10%)

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