The Printmaking course is designed to introduce you to basic printmaking techniques such as mono printing, dry point etching, lino printing and screen printing and will be taught in our specialist print studio.
By completing this course, you will achieve a University of Arts London (UAL) Level 2 Award in Art & Design (Printmaking).
For the final assessment you will work towards a 6 week project allowing you to develop ideas informed by artist and subject research. You will have the opportunity to revisit printmaking techniques you have enjoyed to create a final print outcome. Your final work will be supported by mood boards, design sketches, reference images, test prints and a final evaluation recorded in your sketchbook.
During the course you will learn how to use materials, tools and equipment needed for printmaking and will be given demonstrations and technical support from the tutor. During the exploratory stage of the course you will create a collection of prints using a variety of printing methods and be encouraged to be experimental and explore different surfaces and embellishments.
- You will be assessed at a Pass, Merit and Distinction level. There is no formal examination element to this course.
- You will be assessed via a portfolio of work produced throughout the course.
- You will develop a portfolio of work which will include mood boards, artists research, test prints, a final print and evaluation.
There is an additional fee of GBP20, which covers the use of resources and materials. If you are gaining a fee waiver for the course, the course fee will be waived but this workshop fee is still required.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
After Your Course
After completing this course, you may wish to progress onto:
- Graphic Design, Level 2
- Develop Skills in Illustration, Level 1
Full-Time Courses (3 days a week):
- Art & Design, Level 2
- Art & Design, Level 3
- Art & Design, Foundation Diploma
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2023/24 academic year.
Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:
- Have an annual salary of less than £20,319.
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit, e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit.
- Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/23 and are not studying at another school/college.
- Are aged 19 or over on 31/08/23 and do not already have a Level 1, 2 or 3 qualification.
- Have a household income under £35,000 and are in financial hardship.
See the Student Money pages for more information.