Taught course

Printmaking

Institution
Plymouth College of Art · Plymouth College of Art
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

2:1 or above in a related undergraduate discipline, although we also accept applications based on equivalent professional knowledge and/or industry experience.

If our Postgraduate Centre catches your imagination, you can apply directly throughout the year by accessing an application form through our website. You will be asked to give the usual application details, to provide some digital images of your work, and to submit a short personal statement. This personal statement is a chance to tell us what you want to do on your chosen programme, the themes that you want to investigate and your longer-term professional goals.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MA Printmaking programme provides you with the opportunity to explore experimental and innovative approaches to the discipline, as well as its relationship to wider contemporary practices.

Through individual experimentation and exploration, we encourage you to test the boundaries of fine-art printmaking practice, to work in traditional and digital media, and to develop ambitious projects through research, debate and interaction with wider audiences and communities.

You will be able to develop your work through a range of print and digital technologies, in the context of the broadening of the scope of printmaking with recent technological advances.

Through our programme you will explore a range of models of practice that are available to the contemporary printmaker, examining the notion of printmaking as research, and developing your ideas so that you can engage, both nationally and internationally, with the wider research community in the discipline.

You will enhance your critical understanding through engagement in research and debate, and test your ideas in a supportive, professional and critically engaged environment.

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

Information for international students

A one year programme for anyone who has already completed their Undergraduate course. Please apply for our range of MA degrees directly to the college, by visiting our postgraduate course pages, selecting the programme you are interested in, and clicking 'Apply now'.


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


Our fees may seem lower than other institutions, but we pride ourselves in being committed to offering students accessible and affordable quality programmes. Please note, fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change.


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


Fees and funding

UK students
£8,000
International students
£15,500

Students commencing postgraduate study will be able to apply for non-means tested student loans, currently around £10,000, to help cover course fees and living costs. These loans will only be available to students who are resident in England and don’t already have a masters qualification.


A graduate of the college is entitled to a discount of 15% on MA fees if they choose to progress onto postgraduate study, no matter what year they graduated. This discount applies to graduates from our pre-degree programmes, as well as our undergraduate degrees.


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

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@pca.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1752 203434