Printmaking: an introduction ADED11692

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course is intended as an introduction to the art of printmaking, using Linocut printmaking as the focus. Printmaking does not have to involve a lot of equipment, and you can easily make prints at home. Learn how to develop a print using professional working methods from how to plan a print, to transferring a drawing, cutting, and registration. Students will also learn how to use multiple blocks to create exciting colourful overprinted images. Guidance will be given at each stage, with demonstrations throughout the course.


Block 1

2 hours per week for 10 weeks

Tuesdays 10.00 - 12.00 

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Introduce the creative processes involved in creating prints

■ Demonstrate the technical and aesthetic skills required in printmaking

■ Familiarise the students with the tools and materials for printmaking. 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Create a print with consideration of materials, processes and aesthetics.

■ Practically demonstrate their acquired technical and visual skills in developing work that exploits the variety of skills developed.

■ Practically demonstrate how to use tools and materials to create a lino print.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.