USD Printmaking

BFA & MFA in Printmaking

The USD philosophy of the printmaking program is to mentor students to gain the knowledge and skills in both traditional and alternative printmaking processes as the means to develop their personal voice. The focus is to provide students the educational opportunities and experiences to foster independent thinking, artistic courage and integrity. Department of Art facilities offer the full range of traditional and alternative printmaking processes to allow students to explore any aspect of the medium in their educational journeys.

Facilities

  • Darkrooms for screenprinting, lithography, and intaglio 
  • Artists’ books/bookbinding studio
  • Mac computer lab, scanners, and large/medium format printers
  • Access to laser cutters 15 screen printing stations
  • Charles Brand lithography presses and 45 lithographic stones
  • Five etching presses from larger to smaller sizes 
  • T-shirt screenprinting stations
  • Letterpress and type shop
  • Large individual graduate studios with 24-hour access
BFA Printmaking Curriculum  MFA Printmaking Curriculum 
  • ART 281 - Printmaking I
  • ART 286 - Serigraphy
  • ART 385 - Lithography
  • ART 386 - Studio Projects
  • ART 485 - Advanced Studio Projects
  • ART 486 - Special Projects
  • ART 491 - Independent Study

Undergraduate Core Requirements

Course listing coming soon!

Graduate Core Requirements

Career Opportunities

  • Gallery Director
  • Lithographer
  • Museum Staff
  • Silkscreen Artist
  • Typographical Artist
  • Printing Designer
  • Bookplate Artist
  • Curator
  • Teacher/Instructor