Drawing serves to undergird the work of the majors in all eight emphasis areas in the department.
A range of methods is introduced at the beginning level including intaglio, relief, digital, and screenprinting. In the intermediate level courses students work to develop a personal approach to the medium as they learn autographic, photo-based methods, as well as complex color and layering processes. Majors are encouraged to take charge of their personal artistic direction as they advance through these courses. A students articulation of ideas and the clarity of communication become the central measures of ones achievement.
The spacious printmaking facilities offer students the tools necessary to work in diverse printed media. The studios are equipped so that students can work in relief, intaglio, digital, screen printing, and photo-based methods. The department’s papermaking equipment is also located in these studios. Majors pursuing a BFA in this emphasis area have individual workspaces adjacent to the main printmaking classrooms.