Career Development

Printmaking

Discover more about the Printmaking B.F.A. Program and find out about program requirements, courses and the program faculty.

Career Possibilities

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.

ACQUIRED SKILLS

  • Communicate emotions and ideas creatively
  • Ability to work in groups/independently
  • Proficiency for accuracy and detail
  • Ability to accept/give criticism
  • Ability to operate various tools and equipment
  • Aesthetic judgment and sensitivity
  • Ability to make keen observations and appropriate decisions

CAREER TITLES

  • Arts Administrator
  • Bookplate Artist
  • Commercial Printer
  • Curator
  • Digital Technician
  • Engraver
  • Etcher
  • Gallery Director
  • Lithographer
  • Master Printer
  • Museum Staff
  • Poster Artist
  • Press Operator
  • Print Production Manager
  • Print Publisher
  • Print Technician
  • Printshop Assistant
  • Printshop Owner
  • Printing Craftsman
  • Printing Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Production Coordinator
  • Silkscreen Artist
  • Stencil Cutter
  • Teacher/Instructor
  • Typographical Artist

TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE 

  • Printshops
  • Publishing
  • Fine art press
  • Museums/cultural institutions/galleries
  • Colleges/universities/schools
  • Art studios
  • Apparel manufacturers/textile mills

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS

www.printalliance.org - American Print Alliance
www.contemprints.org - Center for Contemporary Printmaking
www.printcenter.org - The Print Center
www.printshop.org - Lower East Side Printshop
www.nysetchers.org - The New York Society of Etchers
www.ipcny.org - International Print Center New York
www.printnj.org - Printmaking Council of New Jersey
www.manhattangraphicscenter.org - Learning and practice of fine art printmaking
www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org -  Empowers artists, educates youth, and unites communities through the process of papermaking, bookarts, and digital media
www.woodengravers.net - Wood Engravers Network
www.centerforbookarts.org - Center for Book Arts
www.philobiblon.com - Book Arts Web
www.wwar.com – World Wide Art Resources
www.bls.gov/oco - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job type descriptions, job growth forecasts, and salary information

JOB SEARCH LINKS

www.purchase.edu/careerdevelopment - Click on Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni
www.nyfa.org/opportunities - NY Foundation for the Arts job listings
www.creativehotlist.com - Site for the professional creative marketplace
www.behance.net/joblist - Creative jobs and freelance opportunities
www.sgia.org/industry/classifieds/classifieds-employment  - Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
www.resartis.org - Worldwide network of artist residencies

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Updated 9/15



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