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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

Printmaking


The printmaking program introduces students to a range of traditional techniques, while encouraging experimentation with a combination of processes and formats. Students in the printmaking program take one course in painting, and courses in etching, lithography, silkscreen, photographic print processes, and drawing. They also learn monotype and woodcut, as well as color separation for digital techniques. In a 9,000-square-foot common studio, students benefit from individualized attention from faculty and exposure to ideas generated by their classmates. Printmakers are required to take one semester of drawing in addition to the major studios and electives; a student must take either Drawing into Print or Drawing for Painting Majors. Junior and senior printmaking majors meet together with their instructors for ten hours per week. In the fall and spring semesters, sophomore majors participate in a 3-credit studio seminar. An active visiting artist program provides supplemental workshops and technical demonstrations, as well as individual critiques. In addition, the annual Master Print Series affords an opportunity for students to collaborate with classmates, faculty, and a visiting artist to produce professional-level editions for the artist. The series usually occurs over an intense four-day period and involves complex problem-solving, including the layering of multiple techniques.

Foundation Year


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


Total Credits: 30


Sophomore Year


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


  • LALW200 Literary Traditions 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • HART - History of Art Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • LASS - Social Science Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • LAMS - Math/Science Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30


Junior Year


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


  • LALW - Lit/Writ/Film Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
     
  • LA-SS/LW/MS - Soc Sci, Lit/Writ/Film 3 cr. Fall/Spring or
  • Math/Sci Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
     
  • HART - History of Art, Social Science, Lit/Writ/Film or Math/Science elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring or
  • LA-SS/LW/MS - History of Art, Social Science, Lit/Writ/Film or Math/Science elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30


Senior Year


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


  • HART - History of Art Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
     
  • LA-SS/LW/MS - Soc Sci, Lit/Writ/Film 6 cr. Fall/Spring or
  • Math/Sci Electives 6 cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30


Summary


Studio Foundation 18 cr    
Printmaking 36-45 cr    
History of Art 12-18 cr    
Liberal Arts 24-30 cr    
Studio Electives 18 cr    
Total Credits 120 cr