Printmaking & Book Arts Studio Discipline
Our curriculum explores both historical and contemporary applications of fine art printmaking. Students are encouraged to focus not only on the image itself, but also how it communicates in the context of its structure and presentation.
Print & Narrative Forms include experimental courses that encourage interdisciplinary work, community projects and collaborative research. The department provides the facilities and technology for a complete studio experience with courses in intaglio, lithography, monotype, collagraph, relief, letterpress, screenprint, photo and digital print processes, artists’ books and combinations of print and non-print methods. Emphasis is placed on both traditional and exploratory techniques.
All students are encouraged to broaden their education and artistic growth by attending conferences and outside workshops, participating in print exchanges with other universities and organizations, and exhibiting work on and off campus. Graduating students are prepared to pursue graduate school and/or work as an independent artist or illustrator or undertake printer training in a specialized program. We’ve also been co-hosts to the Southern Graphics Council International Conference with the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD).
First Year Program
We don’t expect our new students to figure out college life on their own. Our First Year Program is designed to help new students. In addition to specific coursework carefully chosen to foster success, we connect students to the many resources and opportunities found within a research university. Plus, we surround students with individualized support as they dive deeper into their program and find their way.
Galleries & Exhibitions
Our art and design programs host many galleries and exhibitions both on campus and throughout the community. Our campus is home to four permanent art galleries, each with its own unique mission. All of them are free, open to the public and accessible for everyone to enjoy.
Milwaukee is also home to dozens of galleries and museums. All students in an Art & Design degree program receive a free annual membership to the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM). That means you can visit MAM and its events, including the popular MAM After Dark series, free of charge while you are a student.
Art & Design Programs
Art & Design studio disciplines are connected to a variety of academic programs, including majors, minors, certificates and graduate programs. This is a full list of all programs offered by the Department of Art & Design.
Which faculty you have within this program is dependent upon your chosen courses or interests. For a list of all Art & Design faculty and staff please follow the link below.