Royal College of Art: Print

InstitutionRoyal College of Art View institution profile
Department School of Arts and Humanities
Web www.rca.ac.uk
Email admissions@rca.ac.uk
Telephone 020 7590 4444
Study type Taught

Summary

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

In this expanded field, the histories of media, craft, mechanical and digital (re)production are all open to question. Embracing very different ways of thinking and making, we engage with the digital and physical circulation of images. We explore the differences of virtual space vs hard copy, questioning how shifts in the register of different media affect our lives.

You may use archives, image and text, appropriation, and work in all media, from books to installations, webpages to hard copies. Why, in the context of digital ubiquity, is there still interest in direct material engagement with ink and paper? What value does the hand-drawn trace have in our digital age? Are there already too many images in the world? Why make more?

We aim to develop your potential, encouraging both thinking through making and conceptual understanding of how work communicates. Staff (all practising artists) and students work together within this dynamic flux of difference, questioning established narratives.

**About the RCA**
The Royal College of Art, is an internationally renowned art and design university, providing students with unrivalled opportunities to deliver art and design projects that transform the world.

A small, specialist and research-intensive postgraduate university based in the heart of London, the RCA is a high performing institution, a radical traditionalist in a fast paced world. The RCA's approach is founded on the premise that art, design creative thinking, science, engineering and technology must all collaborate to solve today's global challenges.

In February 2019 the RCA was named the world’s leading art and design university for the fifth consecutive year in the QS World University subject rankings.

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Applications for the RCA’s September 2020 are now open. Visit www.rca.ac.uk on this date for up-to-date programme and application information.

The World’s No. 1 University of Art & Design
The Royal College of Art has been at the forefront of innovation and growth for almost two centuries – anticipating societal challenges and delivering real-world impact. Our learning environment remains unique, combining practice-based research with user-centred design traditions, specialist research centres, knowledge exchange and innovation training. The RCA is wholly postgraduate, offering Graduate Diploma, MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees. Based around the ...

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