Entry requirements

MA applicants are normally expected to have an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above. However, the strength of your creative practice and other forms of experience will be taken into account at the interview stage and we encourage you to start a conversation with us.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Printmaking programme encourages you to test the boundaries of what can be considered a fine-art printmaking practice, to work in traditional and non-traditional modalities across a range of practices and mediums.

You will have access to our print studios, allowing you to explore a range of autographic printmaking processes, including intaglio, relief print, screen printing, letterpress and digital processes.

You will be able to develop your practice through the context of the broadening dialogues around contemporary printmaking in light of recent and ongoing technological advances.

You will have the opportunity to critically engage with current debates within the subject area, relevant institutional contexts and partners and be encouraged to consider what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.

We’ll support you in articulating your ideas, developing your working methods and creating independent work, through individual tutorials, lectures, subject-specific seminars, studio and gallery visits and group critiques with access to our rich workshop areas and technical resources across the university.

Information for international students

Our International Fees* are very competitive and are less costly than many of our competitors – yet our facilities are world-leading.

*Excluding costs for international students who need a pre-sessional English course and ongoing in-year English language support.

Visa information

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Read more on Arts University Plymouth funding here

Masters degree and MA by Research (UK students)

Full-time - £8,900

Part-time - £4,985

Masters degree and MA by Research (EU & International students)

Full-time - £16,500

Part-time - £8,800

Alumni Progression Award: 15% discount on MA or MFA fees for Undergraduate, Pre-Degree and FAD graduates who go on to postgraduate study with us.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 203434