Art (Printmaking) (BFA)

The BFA program in art with a concentration in printmaking provides a complete studio experience with regular courses in:

  • book arts
  • digital processes
  • intaglio
  • lithography
  • papermaking
  • photogravure
  • relief
  • screenprint
  • other graphic applications

Four full-time accomplished faculty teach in spacious, well-equipped studios that offer a complete range of print media. While individual students are encouraged to pursue a personal direction, the faculty encourage students to become well-rounded printmakers by experiencing and understanding many media, processes and approaches. No style, technique or aesthetic approach is stressed over another, so the individual quality of each student's work is the essential measure of achievement. Collaboration, experimentation and transdisciplinary approaches to making art are encouraged, and students often work with other areas in the School of Art, such as photography, intermedia, painting and drawing, and sculpture.

To be admitted to the major, students must submit a BFA declaration form after successful completion of the art foundational coursework.

Degree Offered

Art (Printmaking) (BFA)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Information about this program

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Career Outlook

Trained printmakers are working artists, practicing the expression of a personal understanding of their place in the world. They may find employment as artists or printmakers in schools of all levels teaching the execution and appreciation of visual art. They also work in fine art print studios, executing original prints for other artists. Printmaking skills such as screenprinting or photomechanical and digital techniques, acquired for the production of art, also have commercial, nonart applications that may afford skilled employment. Artists with printmaking skills may also work with graphic designs, illustrations and signage or may work in museums, conservation, publishing, galleries and in other art-related activities. Additionally, their art may sell successfully in the open marketplace.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary10.8%$64,300
Craft Artists0.6%$31,080
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators3.1%$43,890
Desktop Publishers-21%$38,200
Graphic Designers1.4%$45,900
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Commercial and Industrial Designers 2%$64,620
Artists and Related Workers, All Other0.4%$58,250
Photographers3.1%$30,490
Prepress Technicians and Workers-24.6%$37,200
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes2.5%$64,200

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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