Studio Art - Printmaking

Bradley’s printmaking program equips you to be a versatile artist comfortable in a range of printmaking techniques. The degree will prepare you with the skills valuable in education and business ventures.

Preparing You For Success

As a studio art major, you dive into the creative process through classes in history, drawing and interactive media. While building this foundation, you also take hands-on printmaking courses. These experiences introduce you to etching, engraving, woodcut, linocut, lithography, silkscreen, monotype and combinations of these.

Each printmaking degree is available in three paths — a B.A., B.S. or B.F.A. The B.S. and B.A. emphasize a liberal arts background, while the B.F.A. is considered the professional degree. As a result, the B.F.A. provides a studio-intensive experience encouraging focused work in the medium. Hands-on and seminar-style courses help you master the many techniques and develop your creativity. If you’re interested in broadening your career options, you can pair printmaking with another major or minor, such as marketing, sustainability or women’s and gender studies.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Workshops and individual critique sessions with internationally-acclaimed photographers through the Bunn Lecture Series
  • Study abroad in Costa Rica, Italy, England, France and other global hot spots
  • Exhibitions with local and regional galleries
  • Collaborative projects with faculty, visiting artists and classmates

Making Your Mark

Printmaking is a vital pursuit for many artists. Recent Bradley graduates are selling their works in shops, galleries and online, while others are university or museum educators. In addition, graduates have pursued advanced degrees.

Major Requirements

Art History Core - 6 hrs.

  • ART 140: Survey of Art History I - 3 hrs.
  • ART 142: Survey of Art History II - 3 hrs.

Art History Elective Courses (choose two) - 6 hrs.

  • ART 243: Non-Western Art - 3 hrs.
  • ART 245: American Art - 3 hrs.
  • ART 332: History of Graphic Design - 3 hrs.
  • ART 335: Medieval Art - 3 hrs.
  • ART 340: Renaissance Art - 3 hrs.
  • ART 350: 17th and 18th Century Art - 3 hrs.
  • ART 360: 19th Century Art - 3 hrs.
  • ART 375: 20th Century Art - 3 hrs.
  • ART 390: History of Photography - 3 hrs.
  • ART 480: Seminar in Art History - 3 hrs.

Studio Core - 19 hrs.

  • ART 101: Drawing I - 3 hrs.
  • ART 102: Drawing II - 3 hrs.
  • ART 105: Two-Dimensional Design - 3 hrs.
  • ART 106: Three-Dimensional Design - 3 hrs.
  • ART 220: Professional Lecture Series - .5 hr.
  • ART 221: Professional Lecture Series - .5 hr.
  • ART 230: Life Drawing - 3 hrs.
  • IM 113: Introduction to Multimedia - 3 hrs.

Studio Courses - 12 hrs.

  • Six studio courses from areas other than the student’s concentration, including at least one from the 2-D areas and at least one from the 3-D areas. 

Studio Electives – 12 hrs.

  • Students are required to take an additional 12 hours of elective art credits from any field of study (including their own). 

Concentration Courses - 18 hrs.

  • ART 211: Relief Printmaking - 3 hrs.
  • ART 212: Intaglio Printmaking - 3 hrs.
  • ART 311: Basic Lithography - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 312: Intermediate Printmaking - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 411: Advanced Printmaking Studio - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 412: Advanced Printmaking Studio - 3-6 hrs.

Professional Orientation/Seminar Courses - 3 hrs.

  • ART 420: BFA Seminar I - 2 hrs.
  • ART 421: BFA Seminar II - 1 hrs.

Total Hours: 79