A colorful student print

About Printmaking

Our program focuses on skills, experimentation, and dialogue, making it a place to explore and emerge as an artist. Students develop abilities to think creatively, giving the confidence to realize individual vision. This program provides equal-parts skill development, guidance, challenging discussion, and freedom to explore. An important time to focus on your interests, the Print & Paper curriculum offers adaptable opportunities including studio, seminar, critiques, independent study with individual faculty, and internships - enabling you to design your own individualized off-campus learning program.

Printmaking meets the challenge of contemporary practice by continually renovating and reorienting its rich heritage. We incorporate advancements in technology and process into classic curricular concerns about form and content. Print and Paper offers a range of approaches and methods in lithography, intaglio, screen, relief, including classes in papermaking, artist books, and bookbinding. 

Print & Paper study encourages questioning accepted definitions, building working tools for your practice in contemporary print art. This concentration educates students in a wide range of endeavors as creative thinkers, explorers, and visionaries. 

Printmaking, B.F.A.

Printmaking, Minor

Facilities

  • Plate and stone lithography
  • Intaglio approaches
  • Mono print/monotype
  • Alternative methods
  • Screen print
  • Relief

The First Studio

  • Large Takash and Brand Litho presses
  • Karge Takasch and Crull Etching presses
  • Smaller Brand Etching press

The Second Studio

  • Two Vandercook presses 
  • Washington proof press
  • Smaller proof presses used for text development and further valuable approaches to relief printmaking.

Full Exposure Unit for Photo Processes

Clean areas for paper preparation before printing and post-printing procedures, and book classes.

Dedicated Papermaking Studio

  • Four Hollander Beaters
  • A custom steel frame hydraulic paper press
  • Hundreds of large felts
  • Large oversized vat stations
  • Two large, warm forced-air stacking drier
  • Equipment for Oriental Papermaking

Bookbinding Equipment 

Electric book tooling unit
Industrial scale book-drying stack presses