MA | Printmaking

You will learn to respond to all manner of requests within the context of arts and graphics, relying on your ability to understand and recognize beauty and then recreate it using a series of specific techniques and technologies.

A world of possibility to express art and creativity.

Within the RUFA academic structure, the two-year Printmaking degree is part of the Visual Arts Department, the branch of academic studies in RUFA that houses the interaction between the Fine Arts disciplines, creating new synergies between them.
At RUFA the new contemporary artist is born, able to express oneself through multiple Fine Art expressions whether they are graphic, painterly, transformational or technological.

Printmaking, beauty and technique.

The MA Printmaking degree was designed by RUFA to combine a high-level of academic preparation with technique, culture, art and technological knowledge, which are the basic elements of any professional preparation in Graphic and Fine Arts.
The areas in which Printmaking can be applied is practically infinite, and the Printmaking Degree aims to prepare its students to face all possible requests in the field of art and graphics, using their ability to recognize artistic esthetic and to reproduce it using specific techniques and targeted technology.

Modern technology to innovate ancient material.

Printmaking is a noble and formal discipline, based on ancient principles and methods. RUFA has coupled these with new technological studies that together will amplify the student’s professional horizons once they have completed their studies.
Thanks to a course of study with a wide variety of technological and critical subjects, such as photography, experimental tracing technique, and phenomenology of contemporary art, the two-year degree supplies students with a solid base in traditional and innovative methodologies.

Printmaking to work and to create.

Publishing, graphics, photography, communication, catalogue and art book production, multimedia installation design, artistic and conceptual direction, competence in painting, sculpture and decoration: these and many other areas are possible fields of work for the graduate of Printmaking at RUFA. Their profile is that of an artist and a professional, rich in talent and manual ability, able to apply their know-how to a variety of environments in the field of art, communication and publishing.

Academy Degrees are equivalent to Master’s university degrees.

*The course is available only in English language

Professor: Simone Cametti, Emiliano Coletta, Antonella Conte, Genny Di Bert, Davide Dormino, Giuseppe Gallo, Bentivenga Gianna, Nicolas Martino, Bentivenga Maria Pina, Christian Rizzo.


MA Degree program in Graphic Arts

Suggested training programme - Visual Arts Department

Year Subject CFA Hours
I Year Iconography & anatomical drawing 8 100
Engraving techniques 1 12 150
Art printmaking 8 100
Illustration 6 75
Painting 6 75
Performative techniques 6 75
Psychology of art 6 45
Augmented reality 6 45
Internship / workshop 2 /
II Year Photography 8 100
Engraving techniques 2 12 150
Experimental plate engraving techniques 6 75
Phenomenology of contemporary arts 6 45
Digital image processing 6 75
Internship / workshop 6 /
Optional subject 6 /
Thesis 10 /
Total Credits 120