Printmaking Curriculum

Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior  


Course title Fall Spring
FD101 Visual Elements: 2D 3 *
FD102 Visual Elements Digital Tools * 3
FD105 or 106 Basic Drawing 3 *
FD111 3-D Design 3 *
FD112 Time Arts * 3
** FN100 First Year Seminar (see note below) 1
LA121 Foundation Writing 3
LA122 Writing in Context 3
LA125 Exploring Visual Culture 3
LA225 Perspectives on Society & Culture 3
Studio Elective 3
TOTAL 15-16 15
*Can be taken Fall or Spring
**FN100 First Year Seminar is required of all freshman with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Revised 3/5/14


Printmaking is housed in one of the most energetic studios on campus, where the focus is on collaboration, community, and craft. Here, students from all areas of the college explore image-making in a supportive community environment. This versatile concentration immerses you in traditional and contemporary ideas and processes, emphasizing high standards of craftsmanship and professional practice.

Printmaking is a rich interdisciplinary studio program that supports a broad range of approaches, including intaglio, lithography, relief printing, screenprinting, monotype, and letterpress. The concentration provides exposure to the history and diverse traditions of print while an engaging program of visiting artists and artists-in-residence enhances the coursework. Printmaking graduates are prepared to become working artists, go on to graduate school, or launch entrepreneurial endeavors.

Ali Leeds ‘11 sets type for one of the Printmaking Studio’s letterpresses.


  • Intaglio
  • Screen printing
  • Monotype
  • Lithography
  • Relief
  • Bookbinding
  • Letterpress
  • Combined print media
  • Experimental printing


  • Full range of printing presses
  • Letterpress and Bookbinding Equipment
  • Screen Printing Area with variety of equipment
  • Large selection of traditional lithography stones
  • Computer Arts Center with large format inkjet printers
  • Vacuum Exposure Units for all photo sensitive processes
  • Dedicated Critique Space
  • Access to other centers of making