Texas Tech University

MFA: Printmaking Concentration

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The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in art with a concentration in printmaking is a 3-year program and has a 40-year history of producing top MFA professionals in this field. Alumni of this graduate program are located in art faculty and art administration positions throughout the country. 

Students pursuing the MFA in art with a concentration in Printmaking are encouraged to investigate printmaking and the hybrid technologies that may inform their printmaking, encouraging experimentation. In the past, students have incorporated photography, sculpture and painting into their practice. After assisting faculty their first year, students may be awarded the opportunity to teach their own classes in printmaking and foundations. To complete the requirements for the MFA degree, the student is required to write a report, pass an oral review, and have a public exhibition of thesis work.

MFA students are also encouraged to join the Tech Print Club, which is a professional/social club that raises money to assist funding for visiting artists and attendance of students at the Southern Graphics Council Conference each year, where they participate in the open portfolio session to receive critical commentary from faculty and printmakers around the world.

The Printmaking area also hosts the national juried exhibition, Beyond Printmaking, which brings in recognized jurors to curate an exhibition of works that explore, expand, stretch and break the notions of printmaking. BP5 2017 brought in Patricia Villalobos-Echeverria as juror with Erik Watterkote and Jon Goebel as panelists during the BP5 Symposium and Print Fair. Other jurors include Anita Jung, Holly Morrison and Kevin Haas.

Faculty

Stacy Elko (MFA)  
Sangmi Yoo (MFA)

Graduate Students

Brianna Barry: Third Year
Andrew Lawson: Second Year

Alumni

Monica Prado (MFA 2019)
Kristine Johnson (MFA 2019)
Stephanie Berrie (MFA 2019)
Liv Johnson (MFA 2018)
Yasaman Moussavi (MFA 2017)
Amy Porter (MFA 2017)
Brandy González (MFA 2016)
Jessica Moore (MFA 2015) 
James Chase (MFA 2014)
Chris Adams (MFA 2013)
Michael Glenn (MFA 2013)
Juanita Exiga Wyatt (MFA 2013)
Yulia Makarova (MFA 2012)
Annie Geddicks (MFA 2007)

Links

MFA Experimental Time-based Work (Vimeo)
Facilities
Artist Printmaker/Photographer Research Collection at the Museum of Texas Tech University
Visiting Artists
Printmaking Studio Guide & Safety Plan