Develop your creative skills in traditional printmaking - an artistic process that's been around for hundreds of years. Learn the basics of printmaking and turn ideas into printed artworks. Get your hands dirty working with print inks and different media materials such as wood, paper and fabric.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Use printmaking and artistic engraving equipment including etching presses, line rollers and solar plate etchers and more
Research printmaking ideas, materials and techniques
Explore and use a range of printmaking materials such as wood, copper and zinc
Expand your knowledge of historical and contemporary printmaking to help influence your own projects
Evaluate potential creative and professional opportunities, through different printmaking materials and techniques
Identify and resolve technical printmaking problems
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
A pathway to further study in printing
Specialist skills to operate print machinery
An understanding of the printmaking and graphic arts industry
Create a portfolio of print works that demonstrate a range of printmaking techniques
The ability to identify and resolve technical issues with materials and equipment
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A passion for visual design and a desire to work in an artistic studio
Creativity and imagination
Intermediate art and drawing abilities
Basic computer knowledge and reading, writing and maths skills to Year 10 level
Clothing appropriate for an art studio including an apron and leather closed-toe shoes
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: print shop assistant, etsy seller, practising artist and small creative business owner.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Studio Practice - Printmaking does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
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