Courses in the Printmaking Area at all levels focus on a diverse range of historical methods, materials, and techniques, both from a western and non-western perspective. Contemporary low-toxicity approaches to traditional content and techniques such as intaglio, lithography, relief, cyanotype, and serigraphy, develop throughout the program in conjunction with new innovations in CNC technology, laser engraving, and other post-digital applications.
As with each of our concentrations, your coursework will be supported by our Foundations Program, giving you a visual language, a critical eye, and the technical skills to find your voice and participate in the advancing world of printmaking.
Explore state-of-the-art equipment on a wide range of traditional, contemporary, & post-digital printmaking practices.
The Visual Arts Building has its own dedicated Digital Fabrication Lab where you can learn 3D modeling & printing, the operation of laser cutters, & the use of CNC machinery. The Nancy Richardson Design center is a short walk away & several of our faculty members serve as instructors.
Our studio lab and communal print shop is an open workspace of 4,300 square feet that houses traditional, contemporary, and post-digital equipment. It has excellent ventilation and air conditioning throughout the entire shop with focused ventilation behind all acid bathes, solvent areas, and hot plates. There is ample space for each student to have a private locker, plate storage rack, large flat file access and a comfortable working environment. A large retractable screen and digital projector are suspended from the ceiling for referencing new artists online or for historical demonstrations, as well as an excellent surround sound system for music during studio work.