VAFA261 Printmaking III

Department of The Arts: Printmaking

I. Course Number and Title
VAFA261 Printmaking III
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
VAFA160 (C or better) and VAFA260 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
In addition to studio time, students work five (5) hours outside of class each week under the supervision of a lab assistant or at home. Safe shop practices are emphasized.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course provides advanced exploration of content introduced in Printmaking II. Students examine both historical prints and current trends in printmaking as they continue to develop personal imagery and build knowledge of printmaking processes and techniques.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. develop advanced-level technical skills in printmaking processes as they produce a sustained body of consistent work;
    2. analyze historical prints and current trends in printmaking;
    3. develop their creative, expressive, and aesthetic skills through the production of prints;
    4. analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Students examine historical prints and current trends in printmaking and use this process to propose their own concept of theme to the instructor at the beginning of the semester with attention to media and style. They then apply these ideas to the creation of a self-directed body of work. Students may choose from a variety of advanced-level printmaking processes (e.g., monoprinting, intaglio, relief printing, screen printing, photopolymer, and/or lithographic processes). Safe shop practices are demonstrated.
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Student assessment is based on the successful completion of their proposed body of work commensurate with advanced-level skills, the presentation of projects, critiques, and the demonstration of safety practices in the printmaking studio. Quizzes/tests may also be used at the discretion of the instructor.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Learning materials may include, but are not limited to: technical handouts, books, slides, videos, digital media, audio, lectures, and demonstrations. See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 12/04; Revised 3/2010; Revised 4/2012; New Core 8/2015