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BFA Program

BFA Printmaking students dig deep into traditional printmaking techniques while also being encouraged to play with experimental and innovative approaches.

The Printmaking program at MassArt combines the study of traditional techniques with modern approaches to develop technical proficiency in printmaking processes. Students take courses in etching, lithography, silkscreen, relief, photographic print processes, and drawing. They also study monotype and woodcut techniques, in addition to digital color separation.

My most important task is to help students work collectively. Meaningful artistic diversity is realized through collective practice in the studio. Catarina Coelho Print Studio Manager and Graduate Printmaking faculty

During the spring semester each year, the Printmaking Department hosts the Master Print Series, welcoming a renowned artist as an artist-in-residence in which the artist works with students to develop a concept that evolves into artwork. MassArt Printmaking also hosts the annual Iron Print Competition in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts/Boston University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, and College of Art and Design/Lesley University.

McMillan Award

The Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Award provides $7,000 for a student to pursue his/her studies abroad. It is a requirement that seniors apply, and in doing so, students glean the skills to document their work and research, as well as write a grant proposal.

BFA Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Printmaking BFA Program are expected to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes.

  • Appreciating the role of play, exploration, and investigation in creative practice
  • Understanding and valuing perceptual, formal, and conceptual approaches
  • Understanding and valuing the interdependence of approaches
  • Understanding and embracing materials and methods of drawing
  • Understanding and embracing materials and methods of printmaking
  • Develop technical proficiency in printmaking processes
  • Use of digital and photographic technologies as both interfaces and tools for creation
  • Developing facility in visual analysis and verbal communication about processes, approaches, and presentations
  • Understanding and appreciating historical and contemporary practice and works
  • Developing personal thematic focus
  • Developing clarity of thought and representation
  • Developing innovations in process, approach, and presentation
  • Understanding and appreciating the roles of artists in society
  • Understanding the processes and practices of an artist’s professional development
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