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Short course - Intermediate
Printmaking | Intermediate

This course allows students to explore more fully an expanded range of intaglio applications within copper plate/ steel plate etching and drypoint.

You will be introduced to a range of new copper plate etching processes such as soft-ground, crayon-lift, Photo etch and aquatint. In addition, some other expanded print processes such as lithography will be explored. There will also be the opportunity to revisit some of the relief processes taught on the foundation course.



This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

Term One:
To be confirmed
Term Two:
To be confirmed

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
7.00pm - 9.30pm

Students will have the opportunity to explore the techniques through the production of small scale test pieces and will be encouraged to develop their design understanding through personalised projects, working towards resolved prints.

This course offers the opportunity to build upon a knowledge and understanding of printmaking processes through practical demonstrations, class talks, individual/group discussion and studio-based practice.

Students are encouraged to keep a visual diary, which reflects their personal practice, individual interests and the work of other artists. This becomes a personal journal of their development during the course. 

Intermediate Printmaking will run alongside our Advanced Printmaking Short Course


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Methods of delivery include: class talks, demonstrations, individual/group discussion and studio-based practice.

You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills.

You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability.

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course. All health and safety issues regarding the workshops are covered and COSHH information regarding specific substances used is available.


This course is not formally assessed. 



Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty. 

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.


The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.




This course is recommended for those who have completed the Foundation Printmaking course.

Required Age

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course excluding the Young Artist programmes.


Course fee: £395


Students must provide their own drawing materials and printing paper throughout the course and their printing plate for the second term. 

Students should bring a current sketchbook with them to use for primary source material. Advice can be sought from your tutor.

Print workshop facilities, rollers and pallet knives will be provided. 

Students will be provided with inks, newsprint, etching sundries - grounds, stop out varnish, acids, white spirit, baby oil, methylated spirits, cleaning materials and test plates for intaglio processes: etching, drypoint and lithographic process. Depending on the scope and scale of your project, you may incur additional costs for large copper/steel plate and elements of the lithographic process (i.e.) litho plate. Any additional costs such as these will be negotiated with your lecturer.

Details on the materials required for your course:


A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.

Additional costs

Depending on the scope and scale of your project, you may incur additional costs for large copper/steel plate and elements of the lithographic process (i.e.) litho plate. Any additional costs such as these will be negotiated with your lecturer.


Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s Art Shop. Find out more:  



Gray's Art Shop

Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each term to accommodate the Short Course students.

Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

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This course includes full access to the relief and intaglio workshop including the etching facilities.

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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