The printmaking program provides scope and flexibility through both its faculty and one of the finest and most comprehensive facilities in the country.

Students gain mastery in traditional printmaking processes while pursuing their interdisciplinary interests, including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, digital media, and book arts. The studio is equipped for work in all of the major media: lithography, silkscreen, intaglio, woodcut, paper making, and fiber casting.

The extraordinary facilities of the school’s Center for Editions and computer labs provide students with an unusually wide array of technologies for both print and electronic media, ranging from traditional hand tools, letterpress, offset lithography, photomechanical processes, and bookbinding to computer graphics and multimedia. It is the expectation of the printmaking faculty that the rigorous interaction of ideas and tools will promote experimentation and invention among students.


In addition to fulfilling General Education requirements and other degree requirements, undergraduate students majoring in printmaking must complete the following requirements (81 credits):

Please Note: All students are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to remain in good academic standing. All required studio arts classes must be completed with a grade of C or higher in order to advance within the degree. Any required studio arts grade of C- or below must be repeated.

Foundation Courses: 16-17 credits

VIS 1050/ComX: 2 credits
or VIS 2150/Key Class: 1 credit
VIS 1060/Foundation Drawing: 3 credits
VIS 1070/Extended Media: 3 credits
VIS 1080/Visual Language: 3 credits
VIS 1260/3-D Processes: 3 credits
VIS 1330/Lens and Time: 3 credits

Art History Courses: 14 credits

ARH 1020/History of Art Survey II: 3 credits
ARH 1021/History of Art Survey II Discussion: 1 credit
ARH —/One course in the history of art before 1800 (lower-level)
PRT 2500/The History of Printmaking: 3 credits
PRT 3330/Printmaking Now: 3 credits

Printmaking Studio Courses: 27 credits

PRT 2225/Lithography: 3 credits
PRT 2230/Woodcut: 3 credits
PRT 2240/Screen Print: 3 credits
PRT 2320/Intaglio: 3 credits
PRT 3010/Digital Tools for Printmakers: 3 credits*
PRT 3335/Junior Studio I: 3 credits
PRT 4725/Senior Studio: 3 credits
PRT —/Printmaking electives (two): 6 credits

Visual Arts Studio Electives: 11-12 credits

Synthesis Courses: 12 credits

PRT3345/Junior Studio II:3 credits* (previously satisfied by PRT3225/Concepts in Print Media)
PRT 4850/Professional Practice: 3 credits
PRT 4990/Senior Project I: 3 credits
PRT 4991/Senior Project II: 3 credits

Students are also expected to abide by the policies and procedures laid out in the A+D Student Handbook.


*Effective Fall 2022 for new students entering the program:

  • PRT3010/Digital Tools for Printmakers is now required. (3 credits)
  • Visual Arts Electives are 11-12 credits total. 


  • Associate Professor of Printmaking
    • BFA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
    • MFA, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Director of the School of Art + Design
    Professor of Printmaking
    • BFA, California State University, Long Beach
    • MFA, Purchase College, SUNY
  • Lecturer of Printmaking
  • Lecturer of Foundations and Printmaking
  • Visiting Lecturer of Printmaking
    • BFA, Rutgers University
    • MFA, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Lecturer of Printmaking
  • Lecturer of Printmaking
    • MFA, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia
    • BFA, School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut 
  • Assistant Professor of Printmaking
    • BA, New School for Social Research
    • BFA, Parsons the New School for Design
    • MFA, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Associate Professor of Printmaking
    • BA, Hampshire College
    • MFA, Columbia University

Contributing Faculty

  • Visiting Associate Professor of Art+Design
    • BA, University at Buffalo, SUNY
    • PhD, Yale University