Letterpress Printing

Continuing Professional Development (short course)


5 days

July 2018 (exact dates tbc)


Join us for a creative, hands-on letterpress course at Cambridge School of Art this summer. Explore the principles of composition in metal and wood type, proofing and printing in our dedicated workshop, and develop practical projects of your own choice.

Full description

Who should attend?

If you have an interest in letterpress printing, this is the perfect opportunity to try it out. No previous experience is required.


July 2018 (exact dates TBC).

Where you'll study

Your department and faculty

Cambridge School of Art has been inspiring creativity since 1858 when it was opened by John Ruskin.

Engaging with current debates surrounding contemporary practice and with the state-of-the-art facilities, Cambridge School of Art houses light, bright studios, industry-standard film and photographic facilities, and 150-year-old printing presses alongside dedicated Apple Mac suites. Our digital art gallery, the Ruskin Gallery, exhibits both traditional shows and multimedia presentations, from national and international touring exhibitions and our own students.

We are the only university in Cambridge offering art and design courses at higher education level. A tight-knit community of artists, academics and over 900 students, we collaborate across our University, the creative industries, and other sectors. Cambridge is a centre for employment in the creative industries and there are rich opportunities for collaboration with the city’s entertainment, technological, scientific, arts and heritage industries.

Our graduates have a history of winning national and international awards and an excellent employment record. They include Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett and Dave Gilmour, Spitting Image creators Peter Fluck and Roger Law, and illustrator Ronald Searle, the creator of St Trinian's.

We’re part of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences, a hub of creative and cultural innovation whose groundbreaking research has real social impact.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

Explore our Cambridge campus


Accommodation and living expenses are not included in the course fee.

We can arrange accommodation in Cambridge through our Residential Service team. Alternatively, Cambridge University has rooms available during the summer. These can be booked through University Rooms.

There are also several budget hotels within easy walking distance of Cambridge School of Art.

Fees & funding

Course fees

Total fees for a group of six


£416 per student for group of six or £625 per student for a group of four.

Please note that accommodation and living costs are not included in the course fee. See 'Where you'll study' for information about places to stay in Cambridge.

Contact details

Email our Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences to register your interest in this course.

Entry requirements

No previous letterpress experience is required – beginners are welcome.

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