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Program Overview

You will learn to merge advanced printmaking techniques with a meaningful exploration of content, completing a serious body of work that demonstrates your ability to be a practicing artist, art educator or graduate student.

You’ll study:

  • Relief - wood & linoleum cuts
  • Intaglio - etching, drypoint, mezzotint
  • Lithography - aluminum and polyester plates
  • Serigraphy, monotype and mixed media printmaking
Printmaking student preparing a print plate

Printmaking Facilities

Our student facilities include:

  • A lithography studio equipped with a 24” x 48” Takach Press
  • An etching and relief studio with attached acid room equipped with a 36” x 72” Ettan Press, a 16” x 30” Brand Press and an 18” x 48” Hughes and Kimber Press 
  • A separate studio for advanced students
Printmaking student prepares to print his art

Career Opportunities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that there will be approximately 5,900 openings for craft and fine artists each year, on average, from 2021 to 2031, with many of those openings resulting from the need to replace artists who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force. The median salary of a craft or fine artist in 2021 was $49,960.

Contact Information

Daniel McDonald, MFA
Chair of the Art + Design Department, Associate Professor of Art
227 Center for the Arts