The Master Course in Printmaing

The Scuola Internazionale di Grafica offers the opportunity to obtain a non-university certificate in Printmaking. This  year-long course will provide students with the tools to master the Printmaking methods, while also exploring the Artist’s Book. Students will be guided throughout the academic year in the design and realization of personal works, based on the skills developed through the classes and the expressive needs of each participant.
The course ranges from the most traditional Printmaking techniques to the most innovative methods, with particular attention to the sustainability of contemporary methods. The contribution to the lessons of internationally renowned artists and guest artists from all the world is an additional value that allows students to get to know professional realities – not only Italian – and to deal with cutting-edge techniques.
The collection of artist’s books and the Scuola’s collection of prints are important examples for the lessons, while the textbooks in the library, which can always be consulted, allow students to deepen their knowledge of numerous technical and theoretical aspects relating to Italian and international Printmaking.
The Master Course in Printmaking opens to the professional world while encouraging participation in exhibitions, contests, and creating new links with artists from around the world.

The program

Each student will be required to attend the following courses:

Intaglio Printmaking  every Tuesday from October to May, from 14.00 to 18.00
Woodcut  every Monday from October to January, from 14.00 to 18.00
Lithography  every Monday from 20 April to 11 May, from 14.00 to 18.00
The Artist’s Book  (two cycles of 5 lessons) every Wednesday from 8 January to 11 March, from 14.00 to 18.00
Every Friday, students will have free access to the print-workshop for independent work, with the presence of a teacher.

Fees and payment

The fees of the Master Course in Printmaking amount to €4,000.00, to be paid as follows:

€400,00 registration fees;
8 installments of € 450.00 to be paid at the beginning of each month.

Critiques and Final Test
During the year there will be 3 critiques, while in May there will be the final exam. In order to obtain the diplomaach student must submit a number of works, printed in limited edition.
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At the end of the course in May, a group exhibition of the students will be organized in the Scuola’s SGgallery. This event will give the opportunity to promote their work and to get involved in the installation of an exhibition, from the selection of the art-works to their presentation.
The Master & the Scuola

Students will have the opportunity not only to attend courses taught by qualified faculty and guest artists, but also to interact with the international community of the Scuola. During the year, emerging and established artists from all over the world, come to the Scuola as resident artists. Sharing the studios with such personalities offers students the opportunity to work and interact with highly experienced artists. In addition, the students will be encouraged to apply for participation in national and international Printmaking and Book-Arts exhibitions.

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Admission

This Master is open to all candidates who meet the following requirements:

– Age between 18 and 50 years;
– Italian, European or non-EU citizenship (with a regular residence permit);
Possession of one of the following qualifications:
Degree in Architecture
Degree in Art History
Degree in Fine Arts
High School Diploma with artistic specialization

Candidates who do not have any qualifications but who have good printing experience may apply for an admission interview. Basic knowledge of Italian language is required.

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