This course is designed for creative practitioners who wish to transform their visual practice through an engagement with print media. It offers the opportunity to extend and deepen your creative research within a supportive and critically informed environment.
More information: www.anglia.ac.uk/maprintmakingThis course is designed for creative practitioners who wish to transform their visual practice through an engagement with print media. It offers the opportunity to extend and deepen your creative research within a supportive and critically informed environment. The 180-credit modular places emphasis on autonomous learning and innovative research whilst also offering transferable skills for professional engagement. The programme is delivered through self-directed studio practice supported by one-to-one tutorials, workshops, seminars, presentations and lectures.
Printmaking makes a vital contribution to the language of contemporary art practice. Advances in printmaking technology have broadened the definitions of the medium, enabling artists to combine traditional print processes with digital media towards a wide range of creative solutions. The course provides technical inductions for traditional and emerging print media, including relief printing and intaglio processes, screenprint, photolithography and digital processes.Professional engagement in the field of printmaking and fine art practice is embedded within all modules and supported by field trips, links to galleries and a strong profile of visiting lecturers to the course.The acquisition of key transferable skills is embedded throughout the course.
Full-time fractional and part-time staff members within the School of Art provide links to industry through their own professional career profiles. Direct professional experience gained through such affiliations is passed through tutorial engagement with students, who are encouraged to actively pursue professional opportunities supported by tutorial guidance.
The opportunity to extend professional skills is further augmented through option modules from the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, which addresses key issues applicable to employment within the public and museums art sector.
Our superb print facilities, described as 'world class' in a recent external examiners report, provide exciting opportunities for you to develop your practice across a range of traditional and new media including intaglio, screen, relief, litho and digital print and laser processes.Students also have access to excellent 3d workshops as well as photography dark rooms, and computer suites for video production and digital imaging.
Studies are enhanced through a rolling programme of Fine Art Research Unit (FARU) seminars and workshops by leading visiting professionals within the field of fine art and print practice. These seminars, coordinated by Dr David Ryan, Reader in Fine Art, are offered on a school-wide basis and cover a broad range of practices within the creative arts industries. Recent visiting artists have included Danny Rolph, Hayley Newman, Günter Herbst, David Kefford, Bernice Donszelmann, Phillip Allen, Tim Ellis, Andrew Grassie, Jemima Brown, Caroline Wright and Matthew Derbyshire. Visiting printmaking professionals have included Katherine Jones, Stephen Chambers, Sean Rorke, Rebecca Salter, Penny Brewill, Mike Taylor, Kate Palmer, Jo Love and Jane Dixon, Leo Brook and Amanda Couch.
Postgraduate students of MA Printmaking can benefit from a number of career opportunities. In addition to developing successful careers within the creative field, graduates have followed pathways in further and higher education, museum and gallery management, public arts projects, artist in residence schemes and fellowships opportunities both in this country and abroad.
Links with industry and professional recognition
Our emphasis on professional practice contributes to regular student success in major national and international competitions and an active student engagement with live professional exhibition projects and exhibitions.In Cambridge, the course has developed particularly strong links with Aid & Abet, Changing Spaces, Wysing Arts and the Curwen Print Studio. Recent developments have also included a visit to a The Print Studio, a professional print publishing studio and cross-college ‘crits’ with the MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art in London.
A good honours degree, (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Entry will normally be subject to submission of a portfolio, and an interview.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin UniversityNon-Academic Conditions: Art Portfolio, Interviews
Your portfolio should:
show examples of your recent visual practice (not necessarily prints) and where possible should include work which is indicative of some of the themes and areas interest you would like to develop on the Masters. These may take the form of original artworks or good quality reproductions in hard copy of digital form
contain evidence of visual and or textual research which has informed the development of your practice.
International applicantsInternational applicants are encouraged to host their portfolios online and provide us with the URL or submit in pdf format by email attached. CD or hardcopy formats submitted by post to our International Admissions Office are also acceptable but please note that these will not be returned to applicants.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements.