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Visual Arts


The Fashion & Textiles 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 where they will be able to explore all the aspects of contemporary print practice, as well as some rare historical techniques.

Students receive in-depth practical training in a range of traditional processes including etching, silkscreen, stone lithography, collagraph, 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.

 

Printmaking student, Lauren Muller by Jason Chan ©2018

Career opportunities for students of print range from Professional Artist, Master Printmakers, 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 the Honours Degree fourth year level, students write an extended research essay that informs and supports the body of works that they produce for exhibition. 

Bamanye Ngxali screenprinting by Mthetheleli Kulati ©2017

Contact information
Professor Vulindlela Nyoni
Associate Professor
Tel: 041 504 1059
vulindlelan@mandela.ac.za