Level 3 Printmaking

Course Description

Level 3 Printmaking

This course is centred around a student led investigation into a theme of their choice and specific art, printmaking conventions using appropriate traditional and contemporary artist models.

Students will begin by doing research in to their theme, specific subject matter and related artist models. They will investigate at least two methods of printmaking and choose their most successful methods to concentrate on for the year. They will create a body of work which will encompass both their two Internal Assessments and their External folio.

Course Overview

Term 1
Students will brainstorm their theme under teacher guidance. Students will then research their theme, specific subject matter, techniques and related artist models, gather and annotate resources for later use.
Students will make some observational drawings and prints for the beginning of board one.
Students will investigate the first of 4 different Printmaking conventions using appropriate artist models and their own subject matter.

Term 2
Students will continue investigating the 4 different Printmaking conventions and then extend two conventions whilst completing enough works to fill the first one and a half of the three folio boards. Students will annotate their own work and their artist model exemplars to demonstrate their knowledge of conventions and how they plan to develop their ideas.

Term 3
Students will continue to combine and extend the conventions and ideas already begun on board one. Students will complete enough work to submit their two Internal assessments by mid-term. Students will continue to work on the remaining pieces on their folio whilst researching more new artist models for idea extension. Students should have only one piece to complete by the end of term.

Term 4
Students will complete their folio by the end of week three.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Printmaking

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will need an A4 or A3 sketch block for homework all other printmaking materials will be supplied.
Contributions are $22.50 per term


Tertiary art education

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91448 v2
Printmaking 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to printmaking
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91453 v2
Printmaking 3.3 - Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established printmaking practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91458 v2
Printmaking 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within printmaking practice
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 14
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Pathway Tags

Tertiary art education,