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Undergraduate degrees offered: BA

Screen Printing

Practical and conceptual introduction to contemporary printmaking as a mode of artistic expression and a guided development of a student's ability toward a personal expression. Studio facilities enable students to make intaglios, lithographs, relief prints, and screen prints, and to learn photographic printmaking processes and hand paper making.

Basic Requirements

A total of 46 credits are required, including 14 art core credits consisting of Basic Drawing I & II, 2D & 3D Design, History of Art & Architecture I & II. Students are also required to take two beginning studios in their sophomore year, preferably one in a 2D and one in a 3D discipline. It is recommended that art majors take Aesthetics as an elective and seek appropriate electives in other departments. During the student’s junior and senior years they will concentrate on their chosen discipline. Seniors will also participate in two semesters of Senior Seminar (one credit per semester). Satisfactory completion of the Senior Exhibition and the Art History Comprehensive Examination is required.

Featured Faculty: Laura Post, M.F.A.

Laura Post earned an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Printmaking and a B.A. from Swarthmore College in Studio Art and Asian Studies focusing on Chinese language, history and art history. Post used her undergraduate language training to study printmaking at a Chinese art academy, as well as apprentice at Rongbao zhai traditional print atelier in Beijing during her MFA program. 

Art Department
Painting/Printmaking Building, room 112
Hours: by appointment



Comprehensive Examination

In the second semester of the junior year the work of the student is reviewed by the entire art faculty. A second review occurs in the first senior semester, followed by a final review in the last semester prior to the presentation of the senior capstone project, a solo exhibition held on campus. It must contain work completed predominantly during the Senior Studio course. The exhibition--selected, designed and constructed by the student--is judged by the faculty in an oral examination. In the senior year all art majors must also pass an art history comprehensive exam.

Area of Printmaking course sequence following the Art Core


Fall Classes Hours Spring Classes Hours
Art 3323, Intermediate Printmaking I 3 Art 3324, Intermediate Printmaking II 3
Art 3329, Intermediate Drawing 3 Beginning Studio 3
Art 5398, Modern Art 3 Art 5399, Contemporary Art 3
Philosophy 3332 Aesthetics 3 History 1312 3
Math 3 Physical Science + Lab 4
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 16


Fall Classes Hours Spring Classes Hours
Art 4349, Senior Printmaking 3 Art 4350, Senior Printmaking 3
Art 4151, Senior Seminar 1 Art 4152, Senior Seminar 1
Art 5V59, Advanced Drawing 3 Advanced Art Elective 3
Life Science + Lab 4 Philosophy 3311 3
History 1311 3 Politics 1311 3
Elective 3 Advanced Elective 3
Total Credits 17 Total Credits 16