Upon completion of the course, students are expected to:
• Be able to handle the production process and the presentation of their artwork, as a whole.
• Achieve to set a clear reasons and goals upon their art practice by opening up their research and experimentation. Par example a) to bring seemingly incompatible distinctive printmaking processes together, b) to combine papermaking and digital printing, c) to expand printmaking into space (installation art), and so on.
• Be encouraged to demonstrate publicly their research with any opportunity presented, in order to acquire experience, develop professional spirit and learn how to become flexible regardless the conditions.
• Have the skills to negotiate and argue for their practice as an individual and as a team.
• Set the foundations for the development and management of their diploma solo show.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The 8th, like the 7th semester, focuses on the pursuit of an aesthetic result where individual research is prominent. It consists of essays, student presentations, round table discussions in view of strengthening research content, critical thinking, professionalism, and preparing the ground of a more scientific approach of individual practice. The course programme includes: a) art events, galleries and museums visits, b) visiting lecturers, c) participation in art shows, d) visiting artists and art-theorists for tutorials, e) collaborations with other departments/workshops or external university departments of Fine Art.
At the same time, the 8th semester is dedicated to the language and training of digital printing and design software; a training that will be confirmed by the extensive student research upon all photographic Printmaking processes, so far.