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BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking

Course Duration

3 years; full-time
4 years; full-time Extended BA route
6 years; part-time
7 years; part-time Extended BA route

UCAS Code

Course: WWDF
Institution: P65

Currently, the programme is situated in 5,500 square feet of open-plan, double-height, north-light studio space. That’s enough space to stack 33 London buses with room to spare.

We have tutors and technicians who are active, professional practitioners, making and exhibiting their own work, alongside a range of visiting artists from painting, drawing and printmaking disciplines.

Our professional fine art printmaking studios offer a range of relief and intaglio processes, taught by highly experienced technical staff. Our digital Fab Lab houses the latest laser cutting and 3D printing technologies, giving your ideas scope for diverse outcomes.

Our Careers & Enterprise office provides support from a dedicated team who are purely focused on developing creative opportunities. And this doesn’t stop when you graduate – we want to keep in contact and help support you through the first two years of your career.

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With north-facing windows, a ‘methods and process’ area, individual studio space and a specialist life-drawing studio, our impressive, open-plan, triple-height Drawing Studio is a huge space, perfect for many different activities and specialisms.
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Our ‘fabrication laboratory’ is kitted-out with the latest in digital design technologies – from 3D printers to 3D scanners, a vinyl cutter, CNC milling machine, CNC router and laser cutter. It adds a whole new level of opportunity for students across all creative walks of life.
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Our Digital Print Bureau offers affordable and quick print services for all our students who are looking for anything from large-format or solvent printing, to photo printing, scanning or vinyl cutting, and a wide range of finishing services.
Fabric Lab 3
In the Fabric Lab you will acquire material and process knowledge around texture, pattern, colour and construction – interlacing your skill-set through an understanding of textile and fabric properties.
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With views out to sea and 35 metres of print tables to encourage experimentation, our Printed Textile Design Studios also boast a fantastic Mimaki fabric printer, digital embroidery resources, industrial sewing machines, sublimation printers, a dye lab, heat presses, a tufting gun and a Mac suite. It’s got to be one of the best printed textile workshops in the UK.