L2 & L3 Design & Printmaking

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Smith

Required Prior Learning

This course is open entry to students at Level 2 and 3. No pre-requisite to have studied an Art subject at Level 1. Preference will be given to those who have if numbers are excessive.

Students will learn about and explore a combination of different printmaking techniques, woodcut, dry point etching, mono printing and screen printing. The emphasis will be on the experimental nature of mark-making and the discovery and process behind works rather than finished work itself. 

Students will learn about Design conventions such as composition, layout and placement and text in the production of a handmade Zine. 

This course would be multi level and cater for Year 12 and 13 students who wish to pursue an Arts subject without the pressure of the External folio. This pathway is an alternative option for students who can still earn valuable Achievement Standard credits in a UE approved subject. 

It is essentially an alternate pathway for those students who did not take an Arts subject at Year 11 or wish to pursue a non-folio based option at year 13.

Learning Areas:


Assessment Procedures

L3 Art Design & Illustration, L3 Art History, L3 Art Painting, L3 Art Photography

Course Costs

All materials will be provided by the Art department as specialist printmaking equipment is required. A stationery pack will be available to purchase through school for a cost of $50.

Assessment Information The course is made up of 3 internal assessments. A combination of Printmaking and Design Achievement Standards worth 4 credits each at the appropriate level. A total of 12 credits is available per year level.