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The Printmaking emphasis offers you full access to a comprehensive printmaking curriculum including intaglio, relief, screen printing, a digital lab, papermaking and a dedicated darkroom. You will develop both skills and a personal voice allowing you to function as an exceptional contributor to visual and creative culture. Beyond preparation for professional studio practice, printmaking is supportive for many graphic designers, illustrators, educators and studio artists who primarily practice in other media.
BFA in Studio Art - Printmaking Emphasis
Students may pursue a B.F.A. in Studio Art in this emphasis. The B.F.A. in Studio Art is designed for students interested in a professional degree in art or design. This degree will prepare students for a career as a professional Printmaker. Aside from Printmaking, eight other Emphasis Areas are available to choose from in the B.F.A. degree.
BA/BS - ART EDUCATION WITH PRINTMAKING EMPHASIS
Students may also pursue a BA or BS Degree in Art Education with a concentration in Jewelry and Metalsmithing.
Printmaking Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and learn a variety of techniques to succeed in image making and image printing.
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.
Prospective Students are invited to attend one of the High School Student Receptions, held throughout the academic year. Receptions follow the Laker Experience Days.