Interdisciplinary Fine Arts : Printmaking + Book Arts
The Printmaking + Book Arts concentration in the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program teaches students traditional printmaking techniques such as lithography, etching, relief, and screenprinting, as well as digital printmaking options. Exploring the possibilities of the printed multiple is encouraged, as is the investigation of an interdisciplinary approach to printmaking. Working in book arts, students incorporate the elements of 2D and 3D structure, time and sequence, text and image.
Students in Printmaking + Book Arts at UArts understand the cultural significance of printing throughout history, and the role of the "multiple" in the dissemination of information. Printmaking and Book Arts stand at the crossroads of Illustration, Graphic Design and Fine Arts. Our students assimilate the traditional roles and techiniques of printmaking with their own ambitions within contemporary culture to develop unique studio practices grounded in the print and/or the book.
An intense and immersive studio experience is coupled with inspiration from world-class art museums in the city and exposure to a wide range of visiting artists and critics. The curriculum deepens the student's cultural and intellectual understanding of the world around them, and prepares them to navigate the complexities of being an artist in today’s world.