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Artist's Books / Printmaking

Girl with silk screen

Students will pursue an interdisciplinary approach to book arts and become proficient in traditional and contemporary printmaking processes. 

They will experience the unique differences in printmaking media with the aim of developing personalized imagery and technical expertise. Students will participate in regional, national, and international portfolio opportunities and conferences. Possible career options include: fine artist, commercial printer, various gallery and museum art related industries. The field of conservation also has opportunities for skilled book artists and printmakers.

The studios are equipped for creating work in lithography, silkscreen, intaglio, woodcut, letterpress, artist books, alternative photography, polymer plate making, bookbinding, papermaking, and sculptural paper. The Artist's Books and Printmaking faculty encourage interdisciplinary work promoting experimentation, invention, and interaction. Final projects meld creativity with image, structure, sequence, and text.

Artist's Books and Printmaking Concentration – 120

A. General Education – 38 credits

B. Additional Degree Requirements – 6 credits

C. General Electives – 11 credits

D. Core Major Requirements – 23 credits

E. Artist's Books / Printmaking Required Courses – 30 credits
       ART 252 Instaprint – 3 credits
       ART 324 Papermaking – 3 credits
       ART 350 Bookbinding – 3 credits
       ART Art History elective (at 300 or 400 level) – 3 credits

F. Choice of 15 credits from this list

ART 250 Printmaking: Relief – 3 credits
ART 351 Printmaking: Serigraphy & Digital – 3 credits
ART 352 Printmaking: Intaglio & Lithography – 3 credits
ART 353 Artists’ Books – 3 credits
ART 450 Printmaking Studio – 3 credits
ART 457 Editions – 3 credits

G. Choice of 3 credits from this list

ART 217 Surface Design – 3 credits
ART 230 Experimental Media in Drawing – 3 credits
ART 326 Typography – 3 credits
ART 354 Alternative Photographic Processes – 3 credits

H. Art Electives – 12 credits

Minor in Artist's Books / Printmaking - 18 credits

ART 120 – Foundations of Contemporary Design – 3 credits
ART 252 – Instaprint – 3 credits
ART 324 – Papermaking – 3 credits
ART 350 – Bookbinding – 3 credits

Choose 6 credits from the following:

ART 252 – Instaprint – 3 credits
ART 324 – Papermaking – 3 credits
ART 351 – Printmaking: Serigraphy & Digital – 3 credits
ART 352 – Printmaking: Intaglio & Lithography – 3 credits
ART 353 – Artists’ Books – 3 credits
ART 450 – Printmaking Studio – 3 credits

TOTAL 18 credits