Express yourself visually, learn fundamental techniques, and explore contemporary practices with a BFA in Printmaking.
The BFA is a professional degree with concentrated areas of specialization, so you will take more art courses than you would in a BA program. At UMass Dartmouth, you also have the advantages of a university education where you can diversify your studies and expand your career opportunities.
The program offers professional, studio-based training in printmaking through a wide spectrum of course offerings such as:
You'll work in our large printmaking studios, with state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to the different printmaking processes. You'll develop cross-disciplinary sensitivity—with the opportunity to combine printmaking with painting, drawing, photography, digital media, textiles, and other disciplines in contemporary art making. You'll also be able to explore fields across the university, such as business, engineering, and science.
As you create prints on paper and other surfaces, you'll gain experience in aesthetic values such as color, composition, imagery, and light.
Our faculty will prepare you to become a creative artist, pursue graduate study, or engage in one of the fine arts-related professions.
You'll be invited to on-campus exhibitions and presentations and off-campus field trips and will have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led study abroad programs. You'll participate in numerous exhibitions, both locally and regionally.
For the BFA in Printmaking, you'll complete 90 credits in courses related to your major, and 120 credits overall.
A minor in printmaking provides you with the aesthetic, technical, and intellectual training necessary to succeed in the professional art world.
You'll complete 18 credits for the minor, consisting of 12-15 credits in studio courses and one or two upper-level independent study courses in printmaking.
Earn an advanced degree
Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Art and Design