Printmaking BFA

Graduates should demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of visual forms and their aesthetic functions, and basic design principles, developing throughout the degree program.
  2. An understanding of the basic principles of making prints, and the ability to apply these principles with specific aesthetic intent. This includes functional knowledge of the traditions, conceptual modes, and evolutions of the discipline.
  3. Knowledge and skills in the use of basic tools, techniques, and processes sufficient to work from concept to finished product using traditional methods and contemporary practices in intaglio, relief, lithography, and screen print.
  4. Understanding of the possibilities and limitations of various materials and processes employed in the broad scope of print media, including wood, metal, stone, paper, clay, electronics, digital media, animation, book arts, installations, site-specific works, video, sound and performance.
  5. Mastery in one or more printmaking techniques, including the ability both to experiment with technical innovation and to explore and develop personal concepts and imagery.
  6. Progress toward developing a consistent, personal direction and style.
  7. Familiarity with and command of materials, equipment, and library resources related to the study of printmaking.
  8. Functional knowledge of the history and theory of print media and an understanding of the relationship of printmaking to other the visual disciplines, and its influence on culture.
  9. The ability to work and study independently.
  10. Ability to develop and present a culminating body of work.