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MFA Printmaking Overview

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60 credits, two- to three-year program of study

The graduate printmaking program fosters individual growth and builds on your personal artistic vision. The goal is to find the interdependence of idea to medium. This may be initiated through the pure language of traditional print processes, or this may be accomplished through a blend that complements the traditional multiple with other possibilities such as: mixed media, photo mechanical, alternative processes or digital fabrication. Student and advisor meet weekly for one-on-one critique and additional faculty input is planned at mid and end of semester reviews. In addition to the studio experience, the students take courses in art history and critical theory, and a broad complement of University offerings that support the fostering of intellectual pursuit and individual aesthetic maturation.

The Campus and Facilities

Each student is provided with an individual workspace at the Star Store, UMass Dartmouth's facility in historic downtown New Bedford. The Star Store was converted in 2001 into a modern urban arts complex with spacious studios, galleries, and state-of-the-art equipment.

Requirements for Admission

Standards for admission include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, a portfolio that demonstrates your capability for advanced work in your chosen discipline, and a personal statement outlining your future direction.

All applicants must submit the following to the Graduate Office: two letters of recommendation from people who can write authoritatively about your accomplishments and potential; a statement of purpose defining the field of study you wish to pursue and describing the ideas that will inform your work; and a portfolio. A personal interview is encouraged. Applicants are urged to refer to the Graduate Catalog for complete information regarding admissions.