Anglia Ruskin University: Printmaking (MA)

InstitutionAnglia Ruskin University View institution profile
Department Cambridge School of Art
Telephone 01245 686868
Study type Taught


Discover the vital contribution that printmaking has made to the language of contemporary art practice, and how recent technological advances have broadened its definition.

Much of your time will be spent independently researching and undertaking your own practice-based projects. You’ll receive technical inductions for the use of both traditional and emerging processes (including relief printing and intaglio, screen print, lithography, photo-based and digital media) and be free to experiment with, and combine, them in your creative work.

Throughout the course you’ll have support from experienced print and fine art practitioners, and benefit from working in a supportive and critically informed art school. Our connection with the MA Printmaking course at Camberwell College of Art creates opportunities for exchange crits and gives you the chance to build networks with fellow artists. And you'll get a window onto the professional art world through our visiting lecturers, field trips and links to galleries.

Our series of workshops, tutorials, seminars, critiques, presentations and lectures, will allow you to develop research skills that you’ll use on this course and in your future career. In addition, you’ll gain experience of other areas of professional practice including curating and critical writing.

Our links with local printmaking and art organisations, such as Cambridge Original Printmakers, the Curwen Print Study Centre, Aid & Abet, Changing Spaces, Wysing Arts Centre and Cambridge Artworks, will give you the chance to take part in portfolio reviews, live projects and professional exhibitions.

Course Leader: Dr Veronique Chance.

You might also be interested in our MA Fine Art.

2 course options

Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

•A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
•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 University.
•Applicants to this course will be required to attend interview and display a portfolio of work for assessment. Applicants resident outside of mainland UK only may submit a portfolio electronically


On our core modules you’ll demonstrate your progress through your visual research outcomes and supporting evaluative statements, except for the Masters Dissertation, for which you’ll submit a 6,000-word contextual essay.


Core modules: Process and practice as research; acts and discourses; printmaking (research and context); Master’s dissertation (art and design); Master’s project (art and design).

Location Cambridge Campus
East Road


EU 7100 GBP for Year 1
England 7100 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 7100 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 7100 GBP for Year 1
Wales 7100 GBP for Year 1

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While our roots date back to 1858, when John Ruskin opened our Cambridge School of Art, we’re more interested in your future. At ARU we’ll help you achieve your ambitions, support you throughout your studies and help prepare you for life after university. You’ve worked hard to get here, and we’ll help you get a good degree and makes friends and networks for life.

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