Created by Annie Millar BA Hons Painting Drawing Printmaking

BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking

Our BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing and Printmaking course is designed to immerse you in a wide range of traditional and contemporary techniques, you will simultaneously develop a distinct creative voice as a contemporary professional artist.

<ul><li>Embark on a transformative journey in painting, drawing, and printmaking. Explore a rich tapestry of traditional, contemporary, and hybrid artistic skills, nurturing your creativity and unique voice.</li><li>Master the six visual languages: line, form, space, movement, tone, and colour. Develop skills crucial for painting, drawing, and printmaking.</li><li>Showcase your work from the first year in a professional exhibition open to the public, organized, curated, and produced by your group. A great way to start in painting, drawing, and printmaking.</li><li>Be taught by practising and exhibiting artists with international reputations. Their expertise in painting, drawing, and printmaking provides a strong foundation for your artistic growth.</li><li>Develop empathy and sensitivity as you learn to master materials, from making paints to building supports and preparing surfaces. Essential skills for any painting, drawing, and printmaking course.</li></ul>
“Reflecting back on my degree, it’s certainly been a life changing experience for me as a fine artist and as part of the wider university community. I embarked upon my degree with low self-confidence and self-esteem, and I would never have imagined being confident enough to achieve a degree. The staff at Arts University Plymouth have coached me and taught me how to be a fine artist in today’s world.”
- Ruth Brown
Nicky Harwood Eight x Four

'Eight x Four' by Nicky Harwood

<p>Nestled in expansive, open-plan studios designed with airy lofted ceilings and strategically positioned windows to harness the enriching northern exposure of natural light, you'll be inspired to cultivate an ambitious working ethos through immersion in all three disciplines of painting, drawing, and printmaking. </p>
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<p dir="ltr">Our tutors are all practising artists who bring unique, independent experience to the classroom and studio teaching. The course specialises in the embodied practice of painting, with the synergy of drawing and fine print together with colour as a conceptual and pedagogical practice.<br /></p>
<p>Throughout the intensive three-year period of focused study, an extensive array of technical workshops and material demonstrations serve as a cornerstone of the curriculum, nurturing a hands-on, profound material knowledge that directly shapes the concepts, techniques, and nuances of your developing studio practice.</p>
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<p dir="ltr">You’ll be able to take advantage of numerous cultural and community-based institutions in and around Plymouth, providing you with opportunities to see and participate in exhibitions that will expand your knowledge of the contemporary art world. Recent student trips have included visits to Tate Galleries in London and St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum, Spike Island, Arnolfini, Hauser &amp; Wirth and the Rabley Drawing Centre.</p> <p><br />Students in the course have travelled internationally to attend the Impact 10 international printmaking conference in Santander, Spain, and have recently toured galleries and art fairs in Madrid, Berlin, and Amsterdam.</p>
<p>Through university initiatives and collaborations with the contemporary art world and curators, our students exhibit in local galleries and showcase their degree shows in London's prestigious Second Floor Studios. Renowned artists like Turner Prize nominee Ciara Phillips and Freelands Foundation Creative Director Dr. Henry Ward contribute to our program. Graduates establish successful practices in Plymouth, Falmouth, St Ives, Exeter, Bristol, London, and Europe.</p>
Alex Lee

By Alex Lee

Arts University Plymouth was a fantastic place to study, with incredible tutors and facilities. The course was exactly what I needed at the time and gave me a great foundation to build on.
Artist Amelia Webster, British Art Prize finalist 2022
<p><strong>In the 2023 National Student Survey, 100% of BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing &amp; Printmaking students agreed that, “they had the chance to explore ideas and concepts in depth”, “the course developed their knowledge and skills that they think they will need for the future”, “the IT resources and facilities supported their learning well”, “the library resources supported their learning well”, and “the students’ union represented students’ academic interests well”.</strong></p> <p>98% of BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing &amp; Printmaking students responded positively to the theme of questions in “Learning resources” and 93% responded positively to the theme of questions in “Academic support”. 93% of students also agreed that “the course has the right balance of directed and independent study”, “they received assessment feedback on time”, “feedback helped improve their work”, “it was easy to contact teaching staff when they needed to”, “the teaching staff supported their learning well”, “the changes to teaching on the course was communicated well”, and “it was easy to access subject specific resources when they needed them”.</p> <p><strong>93% of BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing &amp; Printmaking students also responded positively to the newest NSS questions, “During your studies, how free did you feel to express your ideas, opinions and beliefs?” demonstrating how hard we work to create a campus culture where all students thrive in an inclusive and supportive environment.</strong></p>

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