Printmaking (MA)

The second-cycle Master’s programme is designed with the aim to facilitate the personal development of students towards independent and critical artistic creation, as well as enabling them to work in the related areas of cultural activities that require the knowledge and skills acquired during the studies.

To this end, we enable students to attend exhibitions in either a passive/group role or in an active role; we organise thematic and other group exhibitions as well as visits to important art exhibitions at home and abroad. The programme covers only the necessary mandatory topics, as it is appropriate for this level of study that the students create their own curricula. The core of the programme is the student’s own artistic output and the related Master’s project consisting of a work of art and its theoretical justification. The second-cycle study includes three programmes: Painting, Printmaking and Video, Animation and New Media.

The Master’s programme Printmaking guides and facilitates the student’s personal development in a specific area, taking into account the need for advanced understanding and the ability to build a visual language using a matrix. The student’s diligent involvement in both studio work and theoretical study leads to a clear differentiation between, and evaluation of, an original print and a reproduction.

The essence of an original artistic print that does not involve industrial printing, graphic design or the magnification of a photographic reproduction, is based on a matrix that is equally complex to create as a painting on canvas or a sculpture. Considering historical experiences, being familiar with great print masterpieces and understanding the art of the 20th century, students can develop their visual expressions and their own individual concepts. In this process, the importance of drawing is irreplaceable. The quality of a print is mostly recognisable and appreciated through drawing, convincingly characterising the personality of the author. During the study, the importance of visiting exhibitions, i.e., displays of originals is especially emphasised as these significantly influence creative decisions.

Course title: Printmaking
Predstojnik/ca oddelka: Prof. Sašo Sedlaček
Study programme cycle: Second-cycle Master’s study programme
Duration: 2 years (4 semesters); a total of 120 ECTS credits
Professional title: magister grafike, magistrica grafike
Abbreviation: mag. graf.
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