Bachelor of Fine Arts
While printmaking’s origins lie in etching, silkscreen, lithography and woodblock, majors experiment with a wide variety of media, including photography, digital technology, artist’s books, print portfolios and multimedia while learning communal studio practices.
Graduates of the Print Media Major will demonstrate strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills using wide-ranging and in-depth research and will be able to produce work that synthesizes concept, technique, and craft.
Print Media Minor
The Print Media Minor allows students to explore the rich traditions of printmaking, experiment with historical and contemporary processes, and devise new and innovative forms of expression within the medium.
- PRNT 212 Introduction to Silkscreen
- PRNT 304 Print Through Drawing
- PRNT 312 Intermediate Silkscreen
- PRNT 314 Print Media: Studio/Research
- Press operator
- Layout artist
- Book illustrator
- Water-based silkscreen studio with a large vacuum exposure unit
- Intaglio studio space with three etching presses, a large-format electric press, ferric chloride etching baths, and ventilated solvent room
- Relief space with etching press, hydraulic press, and range of brayers and rollers
- Fully-stocked lithography studio with range of stones, lithography plates, four presses (including a table-top press, and an electric press), vacuum exposure unit, and variety of rollers
- Print-media dedicated darkroom with a Nuarc flip-top exposure unit and plate developing sink
- Print resource room with access to decades of student, Full-time Faculty, and visiting artist prints
- Individual studio spaces for third- and fourth-year students
Print Media alumni become successful practicing artists, graduate students, freelance designers, illustrators, teachers, and small business owners.
"Our print department instructors are all working specifically in printmaking as their primary artistic output, and their real-world knowledge has been influential in shaping how I contextualize my work in the broader printmaking community. Their mentorship has been invaluable regarding the production of my prints, but even more so in preparing me for life as a printmaker after graduation." - Scott Baird, 3rd year Print Media major
"Print is a medium that is based in drawing which is my forte, and print gives my work a refined, finished quality. Everything printed seems so intentional and I love that in printmaking the technical aspect is highly important along with concept. But the best part of print is the comradery of printmakers. Everyone is so supportive! - Ken Li, Print Media major