Texas Tech University

Students in Printmaking Classroom

School of Art
Master of Fine Arts
Printmaking Emphasis

Master of Fine Arts in printmaking emphasis

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in art with an emphasis in printmaking is a 3-year program and has more than 50-year history of producing top MFA professionals in this field. The program brings in emerging technology and interdisciplinary approaches as it relates to the core notion of matrices in printmaking. In addition, our students engage in the community to provide print workshops, network with professionals through printmaking conferences, and practice entrepreneurship via print fairs. Our program's partnership with the Helen Devitt Jones Print Studio at Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP) provides students an opportunity to engage with the community through print workshops and print sales at the first Friday art trail.


Two large, well-stocked print studios support the creative research of the Texas Tech University printmaking students. Students are encouraged to research traditional, digital, and hybrid cross-disciplinary printmaking practices. Students also have access to the Art Shop in the 3D Annex.


  • Riso MF9450 Duplicator and 16 Color Drums
  • Xerox Versalink C7000 Laser Printer, prints up to 11.7x17
  • Canon ImagePROGRAF TA-20, 24” large format printer
  • Samsung 85” QLED 4K Smart TV


  • Various Screens: 20x24, 23x31, 25x36, 30x40
  • 2 Vacuum Tables (5x5 ft), 1 fabric/wallpaper printing table (4x8 ft), 20 portable printing boards
  • Exposure Unit: 52x80, Sharpline
  • 4-Color T-Shirt Screenprinter with 21.25x17.75 bed
  • Screen Washout Booth - 72x60x30, Rhinotech
  • Pressure Washer - 1800 PSI, 1.2gpm, Ryobi


  • Brand Etching/Relief Press - 53x32
  • Takach Etching/Relief Press - 64x33.5
  • Takach Tabletop Etching/Relief Press - 24x36
  • Conrad Roller Action Etching/Relief Press - 15x31 
  • Vertical Etching Tanks (Ferric Chloride) - 36x42x6 (x2), 25x21 (x3), 10x14 
  • Print Drying Racks (3 total) - 42x55
  • Hot Plate, ETL Listed - 24x36
  • Spray Booth (chemical booth) for non-toxic aquatint - interior 45x42x25, Kewaunee


  • Brand Lithography Press - 30.5x50
  • Takach Slide Action Lithography Press - 57x33.5
  • Fuchs & Lange Lithography Press - 25.5x40
  • Litho Grinding Sink - 36x60
  • Litho Stone Lift - 24x24 bed, Economy Engineering
  • Litho Stone Lift - 27x18 bed, Uline Manual Lift Table (330 LB) 
  • Exposure Unit: Fits 31x23 screen, M&R NuArc Starlight
  • Various Litho Stones


  • Stationary Paper Cutters - 30x20, Ideal / 39x30, Premier
  • Chemical Parts Washer - 28x16 sink 
  • Dry Mount Press - 11x16
  • Hollander Beater - 41x22, David Reina Designs, Inc.
  • Papermaking Molds - 18x24 (x4), 8x10 (x10), 11x14 (x5) 








Visiting artists are scheduled each semester/year to deliver lectures and/or workshops to provide insights from the outside world. We are also in partnership with the Museum of Texas Tech's Artist Printmaker/Photographer Collection (AP/RC) for our students and faculty to access the renowned printmakers prints in their archive. Following are the roster of past visiting artists and speakers of our renowned Beyond Printmaking Exhibitions organized by the area.

  • Eric Avery
  • Michael Barnes
  • Kelly Belter
  • Ed Bernstein
  • Sanggon Chung
  • Jeffrey Dell
  • Drive by Press
  • Amy Gerhauser
  • Jon Goebel
  • John Hancock
  • Melissa Harshman
  • Kevin Haas
  • Melissa Haviland
  • Carolos Hernandez
  • Anita Jung
  • Jimin Lee
  • Katherine Liontas-Warren
  • Constance Lowe
  • Dennis McNett
  • Jessica Meuninck-Ganger
  • Michael Miller
  • Holly Morrison
  • Althea Murphy-Price
  • Ryan O'Malley
  • Elvia Perrin
  • Jaune Quick-to-See Smith & Neal Ambrose-Smith
  • Mizin Shin
  • Buzz Spector
  • Sean Starwars
  • Tonja Torgerson
  • Patricia Villalobos
  • Crystal Wagner
  • Erik Waterkotte
  • Melanie Yazzie

community outreach & professional development

The 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 the students at printmaking conferences, such as the SGC International, Mid America Print Council, PrintAustin, etc., which provides an opportunity to meet and network with other print professionals. At the conference, the students are also required to participate in the open portfolio session to receive critical commentary from faculty and printmakers around the world.

Master of Fine Arts in printmaking emphasis faculty

Sangmi Yoo

Contact the Faculty

Sangmi Yoo