Courses & Units

Drawing & Printmaking 1 FSD112


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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator Doctor Jan Hogan
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 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 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

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

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

FSD111 |FSD153 |FSR111


Teaching Pattern

On Campus (Hobart and Launceston)

Weekly Workshops (3 hours)

Plus an additional 7 hours engagement with unit content and self-directed learning per week

AssessmentTask 1: WHS tasks & folio of works (20%)|Task 2: Presentation of formal analysis (30%)|Task 3: Final project, folio and support work including journal and artist statement (50%)
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