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VISA 250 Print Media

Visual print culture, and contemporary and historical technical print practices. Emphasis on hand-drawn intaglio, relief, screen and/or stencil printing, and graphic digital applications.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: A score of 72% or higher in one of VISA 110, VISA 180, VISA 183.


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
Blocked VISA 250 001 Studio 1 Mon 14:00 17:00

Text || Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes (2nd edition), by Bill Fick and Beth Grabowski, is the recommended text for this course. This book introduces you to all the contemporary and historical materials and processes related to print media. In addition to offering an up-to-date overview, it may be referred to for all the print media courses you may take at UBC during your second, third and fourth-years of study. Selected copies will be available at the UBC Bookstore, and two copies will be on hold in the library.


Full VISA 250 002 Studio 1 Wed 9:30 12:30

Students who do not have the required prerequisites should not register themselves in this class. Please contact the Department to inquire, and be aware that students without prerequisites or permission will be deregistered.

If this course is blocked then it is full and a waiting list section has been opened. Please register yourself in the appropriate waiting list and please be aware that, while we hope all interested students gain entry to the course, registration in the waiting list does not guarantee a space in the course. Students will be moved from the waiting list into the course, space permitting, in order of registration.

Books and posters (relief printing, screenprinting, digital, and letterpress) || The course will focus on three print mediums and how these can be integrated into different print formats, with particular focus on the book and poster. Bookbinding techniques, as well as alternate (experimental) book formats will be explored.

Full VISA 250 003 Studio 2 Tue 14:00 17:00

Text || Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes (2nd edition), by Bill Fick and Beth Grabowski, is the recommended text for this course. This book introduces you to all the contemporary and historical materials and processes related to print media. In addition to offering an up-to-date overview, it may be referred to for all the print media courses you may take at UBC during your second, third and fourth-years of study. Selected copies will be available at the UBC Bookstore, and two copies will be on hold in the library.

If this course is blocked then it is full and a waiting list section has been opened. Please register yourself in the appropriate waiting list and please be aware that, while we hope all interested students gain entry to the course, registration in the waiting list does not guarantee a space in the course. Students will be moved from the waiting list into the course, space permitting, in order of registration.

Full VISA 250 004 Studio 2 Thu 9:30 12:30