Printmaking students learn traditional lithography, screen-printing, etching, and woodcut relief printing techniques
Printmaking students investigate a wide range of styles and methods in order to create imagery that overlaps the graphics arts, design, and all the best parts of drawing and painting.
Experimental and unusual processes, such as photographic transfers, computer printed screens and plates, even book-making and old-style letter press, are all part of a printmaking student’s experience.
Ball State's art major (BFA) with a focus on printmaking covers four types of printmaking: intaglio, lithography, relief, and serigraphy. Courses in these techniques of printmaking present a basic understanding of the media as well as methods to take advantage of the versatility of the processes.
Our programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Learn more.
Printmaking in various forms dates over 1,500 years old and is found to be a particularly favorable Western art form during the Renaissance. Today, these forms present unparalleled opportunities for expression using a wide range of techniques.
Personal means of creative expressions—such as drawing and painting—are encouraged to create print images when appropriate, and you will nurture and develop these alongside contemporary options, including photographic and digital resources.
Go beyond mere technical proficiency and fully understand how to use printmaking processes effectively to express innovative, personal ideas.
What You Will Study
Courses in printmaking present a basic understanding of the media and methods. Take advantage of the exceptional versatility of the various processes through courses of study in four key areas of printmaking:
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What Can You Do with a Degree in Printmaking?
As a graduate of our program, you’ll be prepared for:
- a career as a studio artist
- excellent graduate programs for continued exploration
Paying for Your Education
Scholarships are a terrific way to help with costs. On top of the University’s scholarships available to you, the School of Art has several programs of its own. Begin searching.
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Have you decided that our program is right for you? Then it’s time to begin the admission process.