Printmaking + Book Arts
In the University of the Arts' Printmaking + Book Arts program, you'll learn traditional printmaking skills such as lithography, etching, relief, and screenprinting, as well as digital printmaking techniques.
Working in book arts, you'll incorporate the elements of 2D and 3D structure, time and sequence, text and image.
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.
Printmaking and Book Arts stand at the crossroads of Illustration, Graphic Design and Fine Arts. Our students assimilate the traditional roles and techniques of printmaking with their own ambitions within contemporary culture to develop unique studio practices grounded in the print and/or the book.
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Sample Courses in the Fine Arts Major with an emphasis in Printmaking and Book Arts
About the Curriculum
The curriculum of the Fine Arts Major with an emphasis in Printmaking and Book Arts is based on a framework of research, studio experimentation, artistic invention, and daily practice. Personal vision and artistic innovation anchor the development of work for significant cultural contributions and dialog, gallery and museum exhibitions as well as creating work for diverse communities and public spaces. To that end, students will be given assignments designed to develop conceptual skills and become proficient in the necessary processes and techniques appropriate to their artistic vision and intention.
Students who complete the Fine Arts Major with an emphasis in Printmaking and Book Arts will:
- Demonstrate independent, creative problem solving and original thinking through the development of a distinct and personal approach to art making informed by contemporary issues and historical precedents.
- Demonstrate critical and conceptual development through research and analysis, applying readings, theories and methodologies toward the production of critically informed artworks.
- Acquire and demonstrate the professional skills needed to be successful as practicing artists, entrepreneurs, and productive citizens, including further study at the graduate level.
- Effectively communicate, orally and in writing, the thoughts behind their choices and decisions concerning content and strategies.
- Demonstrate proficiency in a number of advanced techniques in their individual studio practice, including a deep familiarity with materials and processes.
To earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts, with an emphasis in Printmaking and Book Arts, students will complete a total of 126 credits as follows:
- 39 credits in the Fine Arts Major (including 5 classes in Printmaking and Book Arts)
- 18 credits in College of Art, Media & Design Core Studies
- 6 credits in School of Art Core
- 4.5 credits in Creative Practices and Collaborative Studio
- 12 credits in Art History
- 30 credits in the Liberal Arts
- 16.5 credits in Free Electives
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