Taught course

Print MA

Institution
Royal College of Art · School of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Candidates are selected entirely on merit and applications are welcomed from all over the world. The selection process considers creativity, imagination and innovation as demonstrated in your portfolio, as well as your potential to benefit from the programme and to achieve high MA standards overall. You are expected to have completed a BA degree. In recent years, students have come from fine art, printmaking, painting, sculpture, photo media, conservation, illustration, design, textiles, architecture and interactive arts courses. While many students enter the course after years of independent work, we also accept students directly from undergraduate courses.
Applications for the September 2022 intake are now open. Visit the RCA website for details on entry requirements, the application process and key admissions dates.
Our Graduate Diploma Art & Design (pre-master's conversion) course can provide a means to progress to this programme on completion.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Understand the field of print through making, exhibiting, publishing, discussion and writing. 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.

The Print MA programme positions print as an expanded field which situates the printing press as the prehistory of computing and the web. Students work from a range of positions, some working through print, making prints directly and others work with print, using archives, broadcast media, collage and installation to explore the rich cultural legacies of printed matter.

Students have access to well-equipped technical workshops across the college. However, the programme is not primarily about technical skills, but about how technologies are used to communicate and distribute images, ideas and understandings.

Online Open Day
To find out more about this programme, watch the replay of our Online Open Day from 6 November, 2021.

Fees and funding

Visit the RCA website to find out more about scholarships and funding opportunities. Most RCA scholarships require you to submit your MA application in round 1.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Assessment

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

Course contact details

Name
RCA Student Recruitment
Email
recruitment@rca.ac.uk