Printmaking ❯ ENG


This new Fine Arts Master Course arises from the need to consolidate the important relationship between the classic and the innovative that, for twenty years, has been the core of the RUFA Fine Art program.
The international profile of the course includes a culturally diverse working community.
In this course you will continually engage with what it means to practise as an artist today, testing and challenging your individual practice, in relation to art history and its contemporary vision in wider cultural and social systems.
This course will introduce you into a contemporary critical context starting from an important Italian artistic tradition.
In order to investigate the art disciplines with an extensive approach, a full immersion week with international artists is planned monthly. Six experiences, every teaching year, are designed to strengthen self-reflection, ambition and motivation of your practice and your leading ideas.
A specific lecture programme is designed to approach in a wider way your learning of references relating to contemporary art.

Designed by Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London) tutor Umberto Giovannini.

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.
By graduating in Printmaking you will be able to become: Artist, Art mediator, Curator, Cultural manager, Art Handler, Lecturer.

Academy Degrees are equivalent to Master’s university degrees.

*The course is available only in English language

Coordinator: Umberto Giovannini
Lecturers: Gianna Bentivenga, Romolo Bulla, Fabrizio Dell’Arno, Davide Dormino, Umberto Giovannini, Marta Jovanovic, Sarah Linford, Alida Massari.
Masterclass con Visiting Professor: Anusc Castiglioni, Thomas Gosebruch, Nick Morley.


Suggested training programme – Visual Arts Department

Total Credits 120
I YEARIconography & anatomical drawing 8100
Engraving techniques - Graphic arts 1 12150
Art printmaking 8100
Performative techniques 675
Psychology of art 645
Pedagogy and art teaching 645
Internship / workshop 2/
II YEARPhotography8100
Engraving techniques - Graphic arts 2 12150
Experimental plate engraving techniques 675
Phenomenology of contemporary arts 645
Digital image processing 675
Internship / workshop 6/
Optional subject 6/
Thesis 10/