Texas Tech University

School of Art student using printmaking equipment

School of Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Printmaking Emphasis

printmaking

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Art with a concentration in Studio Art and an emphasis in Printmaking (Printmaking) program breaks the boundaries of what is considered an art print. Students are encouraged to practice traditional print methods with a solid connection to Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture and expanded methods through installations, design, illustration, and digital images. The program also brings in emerging technology and interdisciplinary approaches related 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) allows students to engage with the community through print workshops and print sales at the first Friday Art Trail.  

Program Highlights

STUDENT WORK

 
 
 
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Facilities & Technology

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.

Digital Peripherals

  • 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

Screenprinting

  • 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
  • Power Washer - 1700 PSI, 1.2gpm, Ryobi

Etching/Relief

  • 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

Lithography

  • 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)Starlight
  • Exposure Unit: fits 31x24 screen, M&R NuArc Starlight

Miscellaneous

  • 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) 

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REQUIREMENTS

Upon completion of the Foundations curriculum, students interested in printmaking are invited to participate in a portfolio review with printmaking faculty. The review is an opportunity to receive feedback on current work and to learn more about the Printmaking program. In addition, faculty and students will discuss future coursework, the student's artistic interests and ambitions, and potential career paths after graduation. 

APPLICATION TO FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

While enrolling in Art Foundations, students will apply for a field of specialization in ceramics, jewelry design, metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, printmaking, Sculpture, or transmedia. Applications consist of a portfolio of work completed in the Art Foundations courses. Fields of specialization will conduct periodic reviews to evaluate student progress.

TUITION ESTIMATOR

Curriculum

Printmaking curriculum includes a comprehensive study of water-based screen printing, intaglio, lithography, relief print, monotype, digital and post-digital processes (laser cutting, CNC technology, 3D printing, risography, etc.). Our curriculum also covers illustration, drawing and color theory as they are the foundation for the ideation, composition, and color layering in printmaking.

DEGREE CHECKLIST

COURSE OFFERINGS

Art 3308 Beginning Printmaking introduces the students to the fundamentals of printmaking through a survey of intaglio, monotype, relief and screenprinting. The history of printmaking is included with digital presentations and discussions.

 

Art 3328 Intermediate Printmaking classes explore in-depth study of etching, lithography, relief and screenprinting in rotation with an emphasis on understanding the relationship of technique and concept. 

 

Art 4328 Advanced Printmaking is a class of advanced topics in rotation, such as experimental printmaking, installation, artist books/zines, hybrid practices. 

ONLINE CATALOG INFORMATION

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.

visiting artists

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.

LIST OF PRIOR VISITING ARTISTS

  • 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

Sangmi Yoo

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Amy Nguyen

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