Beginning courses introduce the history of intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, relief and digital printmaking. Intermediate and advanced printmaking courses encourage combined and experimental approaches while investigating the history and critical theory of the multiple. All courses foster the development of a strong work ethic and a creative voice through critique, lectures and technical demonstrations. The printmaking area encourages a sense of community through sponsorship of the Bohemian Press, a student print club that hosts events, promotes internships and connects students to the greater printmaking community. The Bohemian Press also promotes the exhibition and sale of work, publishes catalogs, and assists in the publication of prints by visiting artists. Recent graduates of our printmaking program have received important grants and residencies for emerging artists and been accepted by prestigious gradate programs.
MFA degree students in printmaking work in private studios and share a well-equipped communal print lab. You are free to work across or between medias or to pursue traditional printmaking approaches. You are encouraged to develop an independent body of work and contextualize your practice within contemporary art.
Edie Overturf, Term Assistant Professor, MFA, California State University, Chico
Jenny Schmid, Associate Professor, MFA, University of Michigan