BFA in Printmaking

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Printmaking introduces you to a range of traditional techniques and provides wide exposure to contemporary practices in print media. We encourage students to experiment with technique, process, and format is encouraged along with interdisciplinary exploration in other media areas.

We offer classes in the four major printmaking processes:

  • Relief
  • Intaglio
  • Lithography
  • Screenprinting

Intermediate/Advanced Printmaking is offered each spring for students who have mastered two or more printmaking processes. In this advanced class, you will expand on traditional techniques and explore your nascent artistic practice through experimentation with use of the mark, the matrix, and multiples.

Degree Requirements

You must complete the five-year program with a total of 108 credits in art (a total of 220 university credits), including satisfaction of the requirements listed and the university's general education requirements for the BA or BS degree.

In addition to the requirements listed for the BA/BS degree, students must complete:

  • A total of 108 credits in the major, 40 additional credits)
  • Three additional History of Art and Architecture courses (12 additional credits) for a total of six courses
  • One course from Issues & Practices in a media area, 3 credits (ARTC, ARTF, ARTM, ARTO, ARTP, ARTR or ARTS 490)
  • One course from ART 412 BFA Critique Colloquium, 3 credits
  • BFA Terminal Creative Project credits, 6 credits (select from: ARTC, ARTF, ARTM, ARTO, ARTP, ARTR, ARTS 409)
  • Upper-division studio credits selected from advanced methodologies studios, seminars or independent studies, 16 credits