Printmaking for Adults: Mondays 9:30-15:00 – 25 weeks


This new course for adults (age 19+) is aimed at beginners – as well as those with some experience of Printmaking who wish to develop their own practice – and will lead to a formal qualification in NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Arts: Printmaking.

The course will run on Mondays (09.30 – 15.00) over 25 weeks (term time only) starting 19th September 2022 and ending 5th June 2023.


Course Content - What will I learn?

You will learn a wide range of printmaking techniques, including monoprinting, intaglio (drypoints), linocuts, collagraphs and screenprinting – all in our well-equipped Printmaking Studio. Over the year, you will be guided and supported by your tutor, who will demonstrate all techniques and encourage you to combine processes and work experimentally.

We will look at the work and enterprises of contemporary printmakers and how they show and sell their work. You will learn how to produce ‘editions’ and ‘one-offs’, develop your own creative ideas and create a body of work during a number of Personal Development Days. You will also be given the opportunity to participate in a Group Exhibition of your work at the end of the year to display your most successful outcomes.


Am I right for the course?

This course is aimed at complete beginners, as well as those with some experience of Printmaking who wish to develop their own Printmaking practice, and gain a Level 2 qualification in the subject. If you like the idea of spending one day a week working with ink and using our range of printing presses, you will enjoy the range of opportunities to develop your skills further. You will be exploring a range of techniques and you will make notes and record ideas in a sketchbook which will be provided as part of the course. This will be done with full support from your tutor. In the course, we will look at the work of contemporary printmakers and how they show and sell their work.

The course is part-funded and the total fee for the year is £360 for adults aged 24+. The course is free for those aged 24+ who are unemployed and on benefit or who earn less than £18,525 gross. Students aged 19-23 should check with Admissions re Fee remission.

There are no formal entry requirements. The course is aimed at adults (age 19+) who are complete beginners but isl also be suitable for those with existing printmaking skills who wish to gain a Level 2 qualification.

Your tutor will observe your progress over the course and provide you with supportive and encouraging feedback. Your sketchbook will be a useful means to make notes, record your ideas and to provide evidence of the prints you have created.

All materials and equipment necessary for the course will be provided. There is no materials fee.

You will be taught by a skilled teacher who has a relevant Arts Degree and a post-graduate Teaching Diploma. Your teacher will encourage and support you to enjoy and achieve throughout the course.

What Next?

Why not attend another of our one-year NCFE Level 2 Certificate Courses, in either Ceramics or Heritage and Traditional Crafts?

All of our Art, Fashion & Design courses prepare you for an exciting career within the creative industries, with many students going on to study degrees at prestigious universities.

Potential careers:

  • Animator
  • Costume Designer
  • Ceramicist
  • Fashion/ Clothing Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fine Artist
  • Games Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interactive Web Designer
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Model Maker/ Special Effects
  • Photographer
  • Product Designer
  • Stage/Set Designer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Textile Designer

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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