13 Art Printmaking

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Grant

Printmaking has an exciting rich history and a thriving and diverse contemporary practice globally. 

Students will learn about and extend their control of a wide range of interesting traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques, including drypoint and copper sulphate etching, pronto-plate, woodblock, embossing, monoprint and screen-printing techniques.

Students’ ability to communicate visually is enhanced by a personalised program of study. They will be encouraged to integrate techniques and develop their own experimental approaches in accordance with contemporary Print practice. Students will learn how to develop their ideas in series of artworks, supported by research into contemporary printmaking artists. 

Students will be required to complete two major practical assignments. The assignments will include research on aspects of printmaking practice, journal documentation of related explorations in drawing and a final folio submission. Students will investigate a specific theme, identifying and generating their own individual ideas.

NB: Students who didn't take printmaking at level 2 are welcome to choose this subject however in the case if the class is full, priority will be made to those students who did take 12 Printmaking.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 Printmaking or any other Year 12 Art subject where the student has Achieved in the external standard (preferred) or by pre approval by the TIC Printmaking Rachael Grant.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$100 Take Home Contribution that includes external folio submission costs. Students taking this course will produce products using specialty printmaking materials and tools that will be taken home and therefore will be asked to pay $100 for the cost of materials.

Description Type Value
Take home contribution Non-Voluntary $100.00

Assessment Information

This course offers one Internal Achievement standard worth 4 credits, and one external Achievement Standard ( 3 folio boards) worth 14 crediits.


This is a Scholarship subject. At tertiary level, students will be able to apply for courses including Bachelor of Fine Arts and Visual Arts degrees and a variety of Diploma studies in the Visual Arts - Printmaking, Painting, Design, Architecture, Media, Fashion and Film.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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: 18
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: 18

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.


We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.