The Printmaking area in the Department of Art focuses on the development of individual expression through the creation of prints. Students are asked to explore the multi-faceted nature and ever-expanding role of print media. Classes are constructed to give students a historical overview of the medium—its tools, techniques, and philosophy—and to give students a sense of the discipline's directions in the twenty-first century.
ART 270: Introduction to Printmaking
This course provides an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of printmaking. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lectures, and readings, students will learn several traditional printmaking techniques, and they will gain an understanding of printmaking history as well as critical theory that surrounds the medium.
Prerequisite: ART 121 or Permission of Instructor
Offered Spring Semester
ART 370: Intermediate Printmaking
This course offers students the opportunity to discover the possibilities of print media as a viable contemporary practice. Students will explore ways that photographic, mechanical and electronic tools have influenced both artistic production and the dissemination of art. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lectures, and readings, students will be asked to consider the varied potential of the two-dimensional multiple for visual communication, Screenprinting, photo-lithography, photo-etching, and transfer/copier processes are introduced.
Prerequisite: ART 124: Digital Art Foundations, Art 270: Introduction to Printmaking
Offered Fall Semester
ART 471: Advanced Printmaking
This course offers students the opportunity to futrther explore the possibilities of print media as a viable contemporary practice. Coursework is based on student-initiated projects, independent research, and professional development. Students are expected to be self-motivated and capable of working in an interdisciplinary and mature fashion.
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
Offered as needed