Printmaking Gallery

The Printmaking course begins with the Bachelor of Visual Arts First Year.
Click here for more information about the First Year.

The aim of the Printmaking course is to expose learners to the history and application of contemporary and traditional print techniques. The course is centred on a critical knowledge of printmaking today as well as building practical skills that will equip students with the necessary proficiency in the field in order to operate as artists within a contemporary visual art context, both in South Africa and in the global sphere. Students will have access to specialist studio facilities. Here they will be able to explore all aspects of contemporary print practice as well as some rare historical techniques.

       Lauren Jacob at work in the Intaglio studio. Photographed by Vulindlela Nyoni ©2018

Students receive in-depth practical training in a range of traditional processes including etching, screen printing, stone lithography, collagraphy, relief printing, monotype and monoprint. Printmaking offers countless opportunities for image making and students are encouraged to experiment and explore innovative ways to achieve unique hybrid prints, enabling them to develop their own personal vocabulary.

Lauren Muller at work in the Intaglio studio. Photographed by Jason Chan ©2018

Career opportunities for students of print range from professional artist, Master printmaker, education and illustration to Curatorship, animation storyboarding and more. 

Contact with lecturers occurs daily through demos, critiques, workshops and one-on-one consultation.

At second year level the emphasis is on gaining practical skills in a range of techniques that form the foundation of further personal development.
Reflective and critical visual research is required at third- and fourth-year level, which lead up to the production of a professional body of work.

At an Honours level (fourth year), students write an extended research essay that informs and supports the body of work that they produce for exhibition. 

Bamanye Ngxali creating a screen print. Photographed by Mthetheleli Kulati ©2017

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Contact information
Professor Vulindlela Nyoni
Associate Professor
Tel: 041 504 1059

Ms Jessica Staple
Tel: 041 504 9931