Courses & Units

Drawing & Printmaking 2A FSD216


This unit will explore the ground as both a site for exploration and a support for expression. You will undertake a suite of practical exercises and projects that provide you with methods, concepts and practical skills for generating new ideas and ways of thinking through drawing and printmaking practice. Printmaking is explored as an extension of drawing, where materials and methods go through processes of transformation. This unit will broaden your capacity to understand and engage with diverse materials, methodologies and processes in drawing and printmaking. Through group and individual tasks, you will develop your ability to experiment with materials, iterative process and idea development. Artist talks, lectures, class presentations, group discussion and critique will support practical work. These and other class activities encourage positive and productive dialogue within a supportive class culture. Students will be guided through in depth approaches to observation and reflection, connecting their studio-based experiences with contextual knowledge of contemporary art discourse.


Unit name Drawing & Printmaking 2A
Unit code FSD216
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
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 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

  • Explore and evaluate diverse approaches to conceptual and practical experimentation in drawing and printmaking media
  • Critically discuss your own and others’ work in relation to broader contexts and discourse
  • Respond to and interpret a brief through guided inquiry
  • Identify and follow 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.



FSD112 Drawing and Printmaking 1; FSD111 Drawing 1; FSR111 Printmaking 1

Mutual Exclusions

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

FSD214 and FSR214


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: Class Exercises, Journal and Work Health and Safety (20%)|Task 2: Presentation of Work in progress (30%)|Task 3: Final Folio, journal, support work and artist statement (50%)
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