Where can I find printmaking programs at colleges and universities?

Following is a sampling of printmaking programs offered on an undergraduate and graduate level at colleges and universities across the country.  Deadlines subject to change.  Before applying, please check institutions’ websites.

University Programs

Arizona State University                                                                                     
Herberger College School of Art , P.O. Box 871505, Tempe, AZ 85287-1505   
(480)-965-3468    http://art.asu.edu/
BFA, MFA in Printmaking

Courses Offered:
Intaglio, Lithography, Screen Printing, Book Arts, Papermaking, Monotype, Relief and other graphic applications are offered regularly.
Facilities:
The printmaking program in the ASU Herberger College School of Art is a full-offering printmaking program with studios and equipment that support all the traditional forms of printmaking — lithography, intaglio, relief, and screenprinting — and also offers other study options, for both undergraduate and graduate students, such as photogravure, collotype, book arts, papermaking and digital processes for printmaking.
Admissions:
Application and portfolio materials must be received by October 1st to be             considered for acceptance into the professional program for the spring semester, and by March 1st to be considered for acceptance into the professional program for the fall semester.
Faculty:
Daniel Britton, Mary Hood, Kathryn Maxwell, John Risseeuw, Joseph Segura, Dustin Hesser and Daniel Mayer
For more information, contact:
            Graduate Coordinator at (480)-965-6303

 

Colorado State University
Clark Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1770
(970)-491-6774    http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/Art/
BA, BFA in Studio Art; MFA in Printmaking

Courses Offered:
Lithography, Intaglio, Etching, Drypoint and Relief
Facilities:
The printmaking facilities are exceptional, with four intaglio presses--including an electric editioning press-and five litho presses equipped to handle both stones and          plates.  Graduate print students have private or semi-private studios in close proximity to the printmaking studio.
Admissions:
The MFA program deadline for Fall is February 1st and is October 15th for the Spring         Semester.
Faculty: James Dormer and Stephen Simons
For more information, contact:
            Stephen Simons, Area Coordinator (970 491 5183)

 

Columbia University                                                                                 

2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027-6902
(212)-854-1754    http://arts.columbia.edu/neiman/

Studio Art; MFA degree in Printmaking
Courses offered: Lithography, Intaglio, Relief, Advanced

Facilities:
The Leroy Neiman Center for prints provides students, as well as established artists, a rich environment to investigate and produce images through a myriad of printmaking techniques that include intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, relief,             photography, and digital imaging.
Each graduate student is assigned a studio with 24-hour access.  Watson Hall houses a wood shop, computer lab, color processor, color darkrooms, and seminar room.  Prentis Hall has wood and steel shops; and black and white photography, printmaking, and the digital media center are located in Dodge Hall.
Admissions:
Application, 3 letters of recommendation, creative materials (20 digital images) before January 15th
Faculty:
            Tomas Vu-Daniel, Chris Creyts, Rebecca Lax, Suzanne Li Puma and Jomar Statkun
For more information, contact:
            Gregory Amenoff, Graduate Fine Arts Chair
            Admissions Office: 212 854 2134

 

Cornell University
129 Sibley Dome, Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-9110    http://www.aap.cornell.edu/art/
BFA, MFA in Printmaking

Courses Offered: Intaglio, Etching, Engraving, Relief, Lithography, Silkscreen and Digitally-based techniques
Facilities:
There are studios for etching, lithography, screen-printing, as well as a printmaking   darkroom and an Advanced Digital Media Lab. 
Admissions:
Admission for the MFA program is for the fall only. The application deadline is January 15th. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. Art portfolio required. For instruction regarding the art portfolio, please send an email to Maria Brown at artinfo@cornell.edu and request application instructions.
Faculty includes:
Todd V. McGrain, Jack Squier, Michael Askin, Roberto Bertoia, Zevi Blum, Stanley Bowman, Victor Colby, Ray Dalton, Renate Ferro, Victor G. Kord, Jean Locey, Graham McDougal, Elisabeth Meyer, Eleanore Mikus, Chris Nau, Carl Ostendarp,        Stephanie Owens, Gregory Page, Maria Park, Barry Perlus, Patricia Phillips, Stephen F. Poleskie, Wilka Roig, Buzz Spector, W. Stanley Taft, Kay Walkingstick, Pola Wickham
For more information, contact:
Maria Brown, Academic Programs Administrator (607 255 6730), mpb7@cornell.edu

 

Indiana University
Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, 1201 E 7th Street – Room 123, Bloomington, IN 47405
(812)855-7766    http://www.indiana.edu/~finaweb/printmaking/
BFA, MFA in Printmaking

Courses Offered: intaglio/relief, lithography, and screen-printing
Facilities:
The IU Printmaking Workshop is located in its own 12,000+ square foot space providing state-of-the-art print workshops and equipment in all areas both traditional and digital. Each major area has their own separate workshop; spaces are contiguous so that students and equipment can move freely from one area to another.  The workshops are designed so students can work on large formats in any print media or combination thereof.
Admissions:
For the BFA Degree, there is an application procedure specific to each studio area. Admission is subject to a portfolio review, judgment of grades, and a personal interview with the faculty of that area. Deadline April 1st.
Faculty includes:
Ed Bernstein, Wendy Calman, Althea Murphy-Price, Kristen Martincic
For more information, contact:
812-855-7766

 

Ohio University                                                                                        
528 Seigfred Hall, Athens, OH    (800) 766-8278   
http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/art/programs/ug-bfa-ba/Printmaking/index.htm
BFA, MFA in Printmaking

Courses Offered:
lithography, screen printing, relief printing, intaglio, digital printmaking, paper making
Facilities:
The print area is comprised of individual studios for each of the major traditional print media. Also available are the equipment for photographic applications in all print media, and a state-of-the-art computer facility specifically tailored to the needs of contemporary print artists. Each year the printmaking majors and faculty work in concert with a visiting artist to produce new prints to add to the Trisolini Print Collection.
Admissions:
All students enter the School of Art as either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) studio art or art history major. Studio art students may continue in the BA track, or apply for admission into a BFA degree during their second year of study. You need to meet the general University requirements in order to be accepted. A portfolio is required only if you are interested in applying for a scholarship or if you are a transfer student. Deadline February 1st.
Faculty:
            Karla Hackenmiller, Art Werger, Bob Lazuka, Melissa Haviland, Mary Manusos
For more information, contact:
            Karla Hackenmiller (printmaking chair) at hackenmi@ohio.edu or (740 593 4295)

 

Rhode Island School of Design
Two College Street, Providence, RI 02903-2784
(401)-454-6100    http://www.risd.edu
BFA, MFA in Printmaking

Courses Offered:
Lithography, Intaglio, Etching, Silkscreen and Photo processes
Facilities:
The printmaking facilities are housed in a three-story building that allocates one floor each to lithography, intaglio and silkscreen studios. A state-of-the-art, industrial grade ventilation system designed for maximum safety and utility is in place. The facility houses senior studios, junior studios and a student-run gallery.
Each graduate student is given a large private space that is used 24 hours a day for   individual studio practice.
Admissions:
You may apply to RISD if you have earned your undergraduate degree (or will have by the time you would like to enter RISD) or have an equivalent education from another country.  Applicants are required to submit 10 to 20 examples of their work (first session: before December 15, second session: before February 15).
Faculty includes:
Henry Ferreira, Cornelia McSheehy, Randa Newland, Andrew Raftery, and Duane Slick
For more information, contact:
            Randa Newland, Graduate Program Coordinator (401 454 6220)

 

Savannah College of Art and Design
P.O. Box 2072, Savannah, GA 31402-2072
(912)-525-5100    http://www.scad.edu/printmaking/
BFA, MA, MFA in Printmaking

Courses Offered:
Etching, Lithography, Relief, Monotype/Mixed processes, Intaglio, Serigraphy, Advanced and Book Arts
Facilities:
Studios and equipment are provided for beginning, intermediate and advanced level printmaking courses in lithography and monotype, etching and gravure, letterpress and book arts, darkroom and exposure work, and computer labs. The shop specializes in low toxicity and nontoxic printmaking techniques.
Admissions:
The college encourages application for admission to graduate degree programs from students with undergraduate degrees from institutions that are accredited. Applicants should submit a portfolio of work in slide or digital format. A strong portfolio demonstrates a mastery of basic printmaking techniques along with a developed body of work that is both conceptually and technically mature; the portfolio should exemplify thematic development. The written statement should summarize the relevant issues in the current work, provide a sense of intended research or future direction, and inform evaluation of the applicant’s concepts, focus, self-awareness, and level of ability to articulate these elements.
Faculty:
Curtis Bartone, Robert Brown, Robert Detamore, Richard Gere, Jennifer Jenkins, Eun Sook Lee, Heidi Cody and Debora Oden
For more information, contact:
Rich Gere, Chair of Printmaking Department or for general information info@scad.edu or (912 525 5100)

 

Syracuse University                                                                                  
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-1870   
http://vpa.syr.edu/index.cfm/page/printmaking
BFA, MFA in Printmaking

Courses Offered:
Intaglio, Lithography, Serigraphy, Relief, Advanced and Book Arts
Facilities:
The School of Art and Design currently has a small digital lab, multiple presses, large selection of assorted sized stones and separate stone-graining room, complete waterbased photo silkscreen facility and darkroom, book presses and a variety of student and professional moulds, computers, scanner and printers.
Admissions:
Applicants to programs in the School of Art and Design have a portfolio requirement in addition to the Graduate School application and its related materials. A separate portfolio is required for each program to which you apply.  The portfolio should be sent to Office of Graduate Student Affairs, College of Visual and Performing Arts, 204 Crouse College, Syracuse NY 13244-1010 USA before February 1st.
Faculty:
            Jodi Andrianos, Holly Greenberg and Dusty Herbig
For more information, contact:
            Harriett Conti, Director of Recruitment and Admissions

 

Tyler School of Art
1801 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215)-204-7000   http://www.temple.edu/tyler/printmaking/index.html
BFA, MFA in Printmaking

Courses Offered:
Etching, Relief, Serigraphy and Lithography
Facilities:
The Printmaking Area is housed in large, fully equipped modern studios where you first learn the fundamentals of the three printmaking disciplines (silkscreen, lithography, and etching) before exploring at least two of these disciplines in depth
Admissions:
January 15th is the deadline for applications to the Spring 2009 MFA program. Please           send Portfolios (15 to 20 works) to demonstrate creative potential and ability.
Faculty:
            Daniel Dallmann, John E. Dowell Jr. and Hester Stinnett
For more information, contact:
            Carmina Cianciulli, Assistant Dean for Admissions
            Admissions Office: 215 777 9090

 

The University of Georgia
Lamar Dodd School of Art, 270 River Road, Athens, GA 30602-7676
(706) 542-1511    http://art.uga.edu/index.php?cat=47
BFA, MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts

Courses Offered:
Intaglio, Lithography, Screen printing, Relief, Book Arts, Papermaking
Facilities:
Graduate students work in individual studio spaces as well as having access to all communal printmaking and book arts studios. We are a unique program in the Southeast, providing not only fully equipped facilities in the traditional print areas of intaglio, lithography, screen printing and relief, but also a well equipped book arts/papermaking facility.
Admissions:
Deadline January 7th (Fall Semester) and August 1 (Spring Semester).
Faculty:
            Melissa Harshman, Jon Swindler
For more information, contact:
            Melissa Harshman at mharshma@uga.edu or (706 542 1643)

 

The University of Iowa
141 North Riverside Drive, 150 Art Building West, Iowa City, IA 52242-7000
(319) 355-1771    http://www.art.uiowa.edu/art_studio/print/
art@uiowa.edu
BFA, MFA in Printmaking

Courses Offered: intaglio and relief, lithography, monotype, paperworks, and foil-stamping
Facilities:
Graduate students work in individual studio spaces as well as having access to all communal printmaking and book arts studios. We are a unique program in the Southeast, providing not only fully equipped facilities in the traditional print areas of intaglio, lithography, screen printing and relief, but also a well equipped book arts/papermaking facility.
Admissions:
The deadline date for submission of materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions is February 1st for studio art programs and art education programs.
Faculty:
Virginia Myers, Robert Glasgow, Anita Jung, Thomas Christison, Keith Achepohl and Mauricio Lasansky

 

The University of Tennessee
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2410
(865)-974-3407    http://art.utk.edu/printmaking/index.html
blyons@utk.edu
MFA in printmaking

Courses Offered:
Intaglio, Relief, Lithography, Screenprint, Photo-Print methods, Monotype and Papermaking
Facilities:
The UT Print Workshop covers 4,500 square feet. In addition, graduate students are            provided private and semi-private studios, which are about 100 square feet each. The shop is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for graduate students and until            midnight for undergraduates.
Admissions:
            Portfolio (15 items), artist’s statement, letters of recommendation before January 15
Faculty:
Beauvais Lyons, Koyichi Yamamoto
For more information, contact:
            LaTisa Bright, Program Resource Specialist (865) 974-3408

 

The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station #D1300, Austin, TX 78712-0337 USA
(512) 475-7718    http://www.finearts.utexas.edu/aah/studio_art/areas/printmaking.cfm
BFA, MFA in Studio Art

Courses Offered: Lithography, Intaglio, Serigraphy
Facilities:
There are separate, modern, well-equipped studios for each of the three printmaking areas: Lithography (including a Media Room featuring state-of-the-art digital-imaging hard- and software), Intaglio and Serigraphy (including darkroom facilities).
Admissions:
Applicants for Fall 2009 admission must utilize a web-based portfolio and document submission system, SlideRoom. All application materials must be submitted by the January 6, 2009 deadline.
Faculty:
Lee Chesney, Tom Druecker, Sandra C. Fernandez, Ken Hale, Timothy High, Margaret Simpson
For more information, contact:
            Admissions: 512 475 7391

 

The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215)-717-6270    http://www.uarts.edu/academics/cad/bookarts.html
BFA, MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking

Courses Offered: Screenprint, Intaglio, Relief, Lithography and Book Arts
Facilities:
Students have individual workstations where light tables, storage space, book presses and paper cutters are available. They enjoy the full use of the university's well-equipped studios and specialized facilities, including studios for papermaking, non-silver photography, bookbinding, water-based screenprinting, letterpress, intaglio and relief printing, stone and plate lithography, and offset lithography. Stationary vertical and portable book presses, board shear, table-top shears, and guillotine paper cutter are available for bookbinding.
Admissions:
Applications received and completed prior to January 15 for Fall enrollment will be reviewed for priority consideration. Applicants will be notified of the Admission Committee's decision on or before March 15. Applications received and completed prior to January 1 for Summer enrollment will be reviewed for priority consideration. Applicants will be notified of the Admission Committee’s decision on or before February 15.
Faculty:
James N. Green, Lois M. Johnson, Peter Kruty, Hedi Kyle, Carol Leotta Moore, Mary Phelan, Patricia M. Smith, Lori Spencer, Susan Viguers and Susan White.
For more information, contact:
            Susan Viguers (director/professor) at sviguers@uarts.edu or (215 717 6270)

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison
6241 Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706
(608) 262-1660    http://art.wisc.edu/graphics/
BFA, MFA in Printmaking

Courses Offered: Digital printmaking, etching/intaglio, lithography, relief printing, serigraphy
Facilities:
We have 8 separate printmaking studios for: serigraphy, relief, intaglio, lithography, digital media, print production, bookarts/type set, and a paper mill.
Admissions:
From September 15 to January 5
Faculty:
Michael Connors, Frances Myers, Jack Damer, John Hitchcock

 

Virginia Commonwealth University                                                                  
1001 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284-3051
(804)-828-1696    http://www.vcu.edu/arts/paintingprintmaking/dept/mfa.html
BFA, MFA in Painting/Printmaking

Courses Offered: Intaglio, Relief, Lithography, Digital and Screenprinting
Facilities:
The Painting and Printmaking Graduate Program is housed in the new Fine Arts Building with fifteen new, spacious individual Graduate Painting Studios.
Admissions:
The Master of Fine Arts program is based on intensive studio practice at advanced level in the areas of Painting or Printmaking. The program is highly selective and is presently limited to fifteen participants.  Portfolio should include 20 images of representative work conveying your commitment and recent development, three of which must be drawings that reflect your work and serve as a window into your process.  Applications are due by January 15.
Faculty:
Richard Roth, Peter Baldes, Ruth Bolduan, Ann Gower, Christine Gray, Ron Johnson, Holly Morrison, Javier Tapia, Barbara Tisserat, Gregory Volk, Hilary Wilder, Sally Bowring, Andrew Kozlowski, Paul Ryan
For more information, contact:
            804 828-1696

 

Yale University School of Art
1156 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06520
(203)-432-2600    http://art.yale.edu/Home
BA in Art, MFA in Painting/Printmaking

Courses Offered: Silkscreen, Lithography, Etching and Relief
Facilities:
Graduate students use individual 300-square-foot studios at 353 Crown Street adjacent to Green Hall. Students have access to a printmaking workshop in the Crown Street building, equipped with two lithographic and two etching presses and silkscreen facilities, as well as to the computer resources of the School and the Digital Media Center for the Arts.
Admissions:
Students are admitted only in September of each year. The admissions committee’s decisions on preliminary selection are made in mid-February and final selection decisions are made in mid-April. No information about decisions can be given over the telephone or the Internet. To apply for more than one area of concentration, separate online applications, fees, and supporting documentation must be submitted. The work submitted should be representative of the applicant’s experience in that particular field.

Application deadline: online applications for programs beginning in September must be uploaded by January 5th or they will not be reviewed.
Faculty:
Rochelle Feinstein, Peter Halley, Robert Hobbs, Clint Jukkala, Richard Lytle, Robert James Reed Jr., Marie Lorenz, Samuel Messer, and Robert Storr
For more information, contact:
            Peter Halley, Director of Graduate Studies in Painting/Printmaking

Rare Book Arts Programs

Rare Book School at University of Virginia

114 Alderman Library
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400103
Charlottesville, VA 22904
(434)-924-8851
old books@virginia.edu
www.rarebookschool.org

California Rare Book School

254 GSEIS Building Box 951520
300 Charles E. Young Drive N.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520
(310)-794-4138
www.calrbs.org

Midwest Book & Manuscript Studies Program

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 E. Daniel Street, MC-493
Champaign, IL 61820-6211
(217)-333-3280
gslis@illinois.edu
http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/programs/mbms