A concentration in Printmaking offers both the complete range of traditional media and methods as well as recent approaches exploring new technologies. Housed in four separate studios, plus a darkroom and a paper making lab, printmaking is able to offer highly specialized modern facilities. The addition of new presses and intaglio have enhanced students' ability to work with any media or approach they choose. 

Students in printmaking gain an understanding in the fundamentals of and opportunities for creative expression in print media, developing an awareness of the traditions and history of printmaking media and techniques, and the mechanics of creating multiple editions.

Career opportunities

  • Independent printmaker/artist
  • Printmaking professor/instructor
  • Printmaking technician
  • Professional printer for fine arts or commercial print shops
  • Master printer for artists


Small classes enable students to receive personal attention and feedback. Students are often assigned semi-private spaces to be used as their studio. In addition, an exhibition area adjacent to the printmaking studios features displays of student work.

Intaglio Studio

  • 33"" Takach Motorized Etching Press
  • 39"" Takach Etching Press
  • 25"" Takach Etching Press
  • Separate ventilated acid room zinc, copper, photo-polymer, aqua plate nitric, mordant, ferric chlorine etchants


  • Intaglio, Lithography, Relief and Serigraphy
  • Alternative Photo Processes in Printmaking
  • Papermaking and Bookmaking

Lithography Studio

  • Ventilated studio with attached darkroom
  • 2 34"" Takach Litho process
  • Collection of Bavarian Limestone includes sizes up to and including 25""X38""
  • Darkroom Alternative Photo Processes
  • Large 2 person graining sink

Relief/Screen Studio

  • Electric Relief Press
  • 64"" Exposure Unit
  • HP 24"" InkJet Printer

Student work gallery

Area coordinator

Wes Taylor (MFA)
Associate Professor