- Major: Printmaking
- Degree Program: Art and Design
- Program Web Site
- College of Creative Arts
- Degree Designation: Bachelor's (B.F.A.)
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking pays attention to developing personal imagery, while providing a solid foundation in the techniques of lithography and intaglio. Computer-mediated images, monoprinting, relief, silk-screen, and alternative printing processes are integral to the curriculum. Courses focus on a student’s visual expression through examination of formal issues, media exploration, relevant histories, contemporary critical discourse and diverse approaches to problem-solving.
The visiting artist and collaborative print initiative are exciting components of the program. Nationally recognized artists work with students to produce limited-edition prints. The printmaking program is dedicated to preparing students for life as practicing, professional artists. Through a unique partnership with the Artists Image Resource in Pittsburgh, select printmaking students may intern each year, working with AIR’s executive director to learn new processes and collaborate with professional artists.
Whatever the occupation may be (arts administrators, master printers for galleries or museums, educators, or even non-art related professions), the printmaking program is dedicated to preparing students for life as practicing professional artists.
English Language Proficiency
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.
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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
WVU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.