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Each module is designed to be flexible, allowing you to bring your own printmaking interests to the assignments while extending the boundaries of your current artistic practice through experimentation, research, analysis, and creative exploration. The majority of this course is centred around developing and fully completing a substantial body of print-based work towards an external public exhibition. This will be supported by research reports and regular presentations on the progress of the project.
In this module you will explore a chosen area of printmaking in a contemporary context while enhancing your technical skills. You’ll employ a variety of reflective methods to develop your own creative research proposal with the advanced communication skills to present, discuss and evaluate your work effectively.
In this module you'll explore the key concepts, ideas, issues and research methodologies relating to the practice and theory of printmaking. With particular focus on the cultural and social contexts within your chosen discipline, you'll produce a portfolio of critical responses to contemporary debates in research and professional practice.
In this module you will propose and create a body of printed work supported by a clear and contextualized written report on the outcomes. You’ll explore and define a printmaking practice from a design, illustration or fine art practice while engaging with new methods of presentation, such as 3D printing and installation.
In this module you will examine a diverse range of advanced approaches to printmaking research using both historical and contemporary sources. This module will enable you to explore the work of practitioners and scholars in printmaking, and the contemporary research problems they face.
Using research methodologies, concepts and processes previously explored in the course you will evaluate interrelationships between theory and practice. You will produce a substantial body of practice work for external public exhibition, supported by critical and reflective written work that demonstrates your resolution and expertise.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are not offered on every course. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.
Steve Mumberson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and a member of committee at the Printmaker Council. He has worked on printmaking collections around the world and has written on printmaking education, its practice and particular printmakers. Steve has won silver medals at the Master Cup and the Gold Panda contest and was awarded a Humorists' Prize at the 5th Red Man International Humour Art Biennale in Beijing. At present his main interests are in digital printmaking and 3D printing as well as combining these with traditional methods to make unconventional prints.
Alexandra Kokoli's interests are situated within feminist art history, theory and practice, particularly the relationship between feminism and psychoanalysis, gender politics of popular visual culture and contemporary feminist movements. She is author of The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice (Bloomsbury, 2016) and editor of Feminism Reframed (Cambridge Scholars, 2008) and The Provisional Texture of Reality: Selected Talks and Texts by Susan Hiller (1977-2007) (JRP Ringier, 2008).
Start: January 2021
Duration: 1 year full-time, Usually 2 years part-time
Start: October 2020, September 2020 (EU/INT induction)
Duration: 1 year full-time