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Short Course
A need was identified in the market for a short course in printmaking that can provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to create art in traditional print formats such as linocuts, monoprints, perspex prints.

Purpose of the course:

The purpose of this short course is to present a part-time platform where participants can develop the skills required to produce art in traditional print formats.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Learning assumed to be in place: 
Basic drawing skills.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

For outcome 1:

  • The ability to show an informed understanding of the key concepts, principles, rules and theories of printmaking.
  • The ability to select and apply the appropriate standard methods, procedures and/or techniques as the situation requires by choosing appropriate tools for the task and using it with well-informed and trained skills.
  • The ability to identify, evaluate and solve routine problems as well as new problems in the context of printmaking.
  • The ability to take into account, and to act in accordance with, prescribed professional ethical codes of conduct, values and practices as they applly tot the various relevant branches of printmaking.

Participants must be able to define key concepts of printmaking; discuss and apply standard principles and rules relating to printmaking practices; distinguish and critically explain different theories relating to printmaking practices.

For outcome 2:

Participants must be able to discuss, distinguish and implement appropriate standard methods, procedures and techniques in different contexts with a view to effectively use all the available tools to create limited edition prints.
For outcome 3:

Participants must be able to use the knowledge they have mastered in order to solve different contextual problems as will be experienced with printmaking.

For outcome 4:

Participants must be able to criticially discuss the ethical implications related to the art of printmaking; participants must act in accordance with professional ethical codes of conduct as expected of printmakers.


It should be noted that participants are obliged to attend at least 70% of the contact classes to successfully pass the course. Furthermore, a participant must attain an average mark of 50% for all the relevant assessments in order to pass the course. Assessment will be supervised and conducted by the course presenter (see method of assessment for breakdown of assessment). Any statement (“transcript”, letter of attendance, receipt, or any other document bearing a NWU emblem) must be treated in the same manner as a certificate – i.e. issued ONLY via the approved NWU system/route/protocol. The final assessments of this short course are to be moderated.
Method of assessment: 
Assessment will be carried out in the form of three practical assignments.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Target group: 
Working adults living in Potchefstroom or surrounding areas, local businesses and full-time students at NWU Potchefstroom campus.
Contact us
Me Lindi Cameron
Telephone number: 
(018) 299 4094