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Printmaking MA

Course Description

Do you have a passion for prints? Then we're here to help you get the most from it! We offer a traditional print making environment that also has a wide range of digital printing facilities, including laser cutting and the supporting software packages. Through both theory and practice-based research, you will explore the range of print opportunities before extending and refining your personal investigation and creative practice.

Whether you're a professional practitioner or just finished your undergraduate degree, you'll develop new skills within your subject and even bring new subject areas to your practice. We believe in a strong creative community that allows students to share ideas across disciplines, leading to innovative practices and new material technologies. Develop your craft further and take part in an exciting and supportive community of artists to expand your vision and portfolio.

Course outline

Our course is 70% practical, giving you the freedom to choose the path you wish to explore within your specific subject area. Based within well-established workshops and studios, you will be taught by a broad range of academic practitioners and supported with highly skilled technicians. You'll work from a wide technical and creative base through theory based research, resolved samples and prototypes culminating in a final practice based MA Project exhibited within the university and externally at a major national venue.

The skills-based studio module provides an introduction to the materials, techniques and equipment available within the department. This will allow you to create a practiced based proposal for the two further studio modules within terms 1 and 2, identifying theoretical research requirements and a range of material and technological challenges throughout your MA study.

Collaborating with other students from different disciplines will help inspire your work further. We currently have a range of international partnerships working across a range of traditional and digital based 2D programmes.

Graduate destinations

The application of print imagery or narrative can be placed within a variety of contexts, including framed individual art work, fashion or interior design fabrics, wall covering, large scale installation and many more. The increasing use of digital image making or adaptation combined with traditional craft based print practices within print making offers a broad range of employment opportunities.

Visit the Printmaking MA page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via non-standard entry procedures.

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