Taught course

Print MA

Royal College of Art · School of Arts and Humanities

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Entry requirements

  • Students apply from all kinds of backgrounds, but generally having completed a BA degree. In recent years, people have come from fine art, printmaking, painting, sculpture, photo media, conservation, illustration, design, textiles, architecture and interactive arts courses.
  • While many students enter the programme after years of independent work we also accept students directly from undergraduate courses.
  • We are looking for candidates who are excited about the potential of the peer group, facilities and educational opportunities the programme can offer. You may not have made prints before but you will have an excitement about the nature of the multiplied image and the desire to investigate the ideas and facilities we have to offer.

Months of entry


Course content

Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for seven consecutive years (2015-2021) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.

Print at the RCA provides access to and instruction in a full range of technical possibilities within a critically robust Arts & Humanities environment that questions the image in relation to histories of craft, mechanical and digital (re)production.

We aim to develop the potential of each student in ways appropriate to individual concerns, consciously selecting an extremely diverse group who creatively expand the field of Print.

Looking at the use of archives, appropriation, the circulation of images through the internet, virtual space vs hard copy, we ask how shifts in register of different media affect our lives? Why, in the context of digital ubiquity, is there still interest in direct material engagement? Staff (all practising artists) and students work together within this dynamic flux of difference, questioning established narratives and reinventing Print.

The programme offers:

  • a critical context to understand the field of Print through making, exhibiting, publishing, discussion and writing
  • individual desk space
  • internationally renowned purpose-built Print workshops
  • opportunities for teaching placements, workshop placements, external exhibitions, overseas travel and international exchanges
  • an annual collaborative publishing project
  • introductions to archives, print collections and editioning workshops
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Holistic view of all output100

Course contact details

RCA Student Recruitment