Printmaking Fundamentals

The printmaking program in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art encourages students to fully examine the visual and expressive potential of fine art printmaking. The curriculum is structured to provide a firm technical foundation and individualized instruction.

Students will find the printmaking studio provides excellent facilities to create:

  • lithography
  • intaglio
  • serigraphy
  • relief printing
  • handmade paper
  • art books

    Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, providing comprehensive preparation for professional practice, also are offered in the following areas:

    • Ceramics
    • Graphic Design
    • Jewelry and Metalsmithing
    • Painting/Drawing
    • Photography
    • Sculpture

    Students in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at UA also may earn a Bachelor of Arts in:

    • Art Education
    • Art History
    • Studio Art

    Our Faculty

    • are practicing artists, designers and scholars
    • place a premium on personal attention and excellent advising
    • work side-by-side with students to help turn aspirations into accomplishments

    Akron Advantage

    Hands-on Experience

    The Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, located in Folk Hall, offers 70,000 square feet of learning space — enabling students to explore new areas of creative research and ensuring that their professional skills are cutting edge. Well-equipped studios are devoted to:

    • ceramics
    • commercial photography
    • computer imaging
    • drawing
    • illustration
    • jewelry and metalsmithing
    • painting
    • photography
    • sculpture
    • two-dimensional design
    • three-dimensional design

    Folk Hall also is home to the Emily Davis Art Gallery, which showcases art and design of regional, national and international significance as well as student, juried student and scholarship exhibitions.

    In addition, art majors benefit from the visiting artists and lecture series sponsored by the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art.

    Real World Experience

    Students are encouraged to participate in co-op programs and internships. In recent years, students have participated in co-op and internship programs at such diverse sites as:

    • Disney World
    • Central Intelligence Agency
    • New York Stock Exchange
    • advertising agencies
    • design studios

    Art Student Organizations

    • Student Art League
    • Design x Nine

    Sample Curriculum

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    For More Information:

    School of Art

    Contact: Sofia Calderwood

    Career Opportunities

    Degrees and Preparation

    A B.F.A. in Printmaking paves the way to follow a wide variety of career paths — such as artist, illustrator,  graphic designer, printer, instructor or gallery operator.

      Career Services

      Career Services is located in Student Union 211, with another office in College of Arts and Sciences Building 126. Career Services provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.