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ARTS7038 - Fine Print: Intaglio

Title:Fine Print: Intaglio
Long Title:Fine Print: Intaglio
Module Code:ARTS7038
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Visual Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: TRISH BRENNAN
Module Author: Catherine Hehir
Module Description: This module provides insight into the practical applications of fine print. Learners will explore print as a medium and its relationship to wider contemporary practice. The module emphasises the specialist nature of printmaking, promoting a broad definition of what constitutes or challenges the notion of an ‘artist's print’. This module extends the range of creative, conceptual, technical and professional skills used in contemporary printmaking.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop a range of creative, conceptual and technical skills in printmaking.
LO2 Exhibit knowledge of traditional and experimental approaches that enable development of ideas through the medium of print.
LO3 Develop an individual artistic language using intaglio print.
LO4 Display evidence of concept development and material gathering relevant to contemporary print practice.
LO5 Discuss current historical and contemporary issues relating to print, and its relationship to wider art practices.
LO6 Exercise appropriate knowledge of resources available in the print workshop to plan a programme of independent study.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Critical and contextual group discussions centred around a range of contemporary print practices.
Print Processes
Practical technical demonstrations and workshops exploring a wide range of processes. The learner will develop a range of creative, conceptual and technical skills.
Introduction to a range of materials for use in conjunction with scanners, large format printer, computers and workshop printing equipment, to facilitate development of creative process.
Alternative approach
Exploration of fine art practice e.g. sculptural, digital, drawn, text based and photographic approaches, are used with print.
The learner will utilise and build upon existing skills, techniques and knowledge to develop and realise a practical print project.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Exhibition Evaluation Selection,Evaluation and Presentation 1,2,3,4,5,6 100.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) workshop/studio 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) independent study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Claire Bishop 2005, Installation art, Routledge New York [ISBN: 9780415974127]
  • Megan Fishpool 2009, Hybrid Prints, printmaking handbooks [ISBN: 9780713686500]
  • Calvin Tomkins 2008, Lives of the artists, Henry Holt and Co. New York [ISBN: 9780805088724]
  • 2007, Robert Rauschenberg, Jonathan O'Hara Gallery New York, NY [ISBN: 0974075140]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Art and Project, Dutch Art periodical
  • Frieze, London contemporary periodical
  • Rasheed Araeen Third text
  • Printmaking Today, periodical
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_AACER_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles) 4 Elective
CR_AFAFA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art 4 Elective
CR_HPHNM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Photography with New Media 4 Elective
CR_AACER_7 Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass, Textiles) 4 Elective
CR_AFINA_7 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art 4 Elective

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