BA Concentrating in Printmaking
The GCSU Printmaking Department is housed on the first floor of Mayfair Hall. Comprised of several rooms fully equiped for a variety of print processes, our department prides itself on the inky fingernails and dynamic imagery of our print student community. In addition to the coursework detailed below, our students travel to printmaking conferences, participate in national and international print exchanges and exhibitions, and have the opportunity to work with visiting artists and scholars in the printing of fine art editions.
ARTS 2300. PRINTMAKING I: INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING. (2-6-3)
Prerequisites: ARTS 1200 and 2800 or 2810. Students are introduced to basic printmaking media, including relief, intaglio, lithography and serigraphy. A fundamental understanding and competency with the media will be achieved, allowing participants to begin developing a language in which they are able to express a personal artistic vision. In addition to studio work, students will engage in written historical research related to printmaking. Lab fee. This course is non-repeatable for credit.
ARTS 3300. PRINTMAKING II: RELIEF & INTAGLIO PRINTMAKING. (2-6-3)
Prerequisites: ARTS 2300. Students are provided with the opportunity to work intensively with the various processes of relief and intaglio printmaking, expanding their artistic vocabulary through the unique visual qualities offered by the wood, linoleum, zinc and copper matrices. Technical and conceptual expectations exceed those of the introductory printmaking course. Students will engage in written historical research related to the media, and through their visual and written work are encouraged to challenge current preconceptions regarding what constitutes printmaking and the fine arts. Lab fee.
ARTS 4300. PRINTMAKING III: LITHOGRAPHIC AND SERIGRAPHIC PRINTMAKING. (2-6-3)
Prerequisites: ARTS 2300. The processes of lithography and silkscreen are explored, allowing for a broader understanding and facility with the limestone, aluminum, and silkscreen matrices. As greater stress is placed on the development of an informed personal esthetic, technical and conceptual expectations exceed those of prior printmaking courses. Students will engage in written historical research related to the media, and through their visual and written work are to continue questioning past constructs and current preconceptions regarding printmaking and the fine arts. Lab fee.
ARTS 4330. PRINTMAKING IV: ADVANCED STUDIO WORKSHOP. (2-6-3)
Prerequisites: ARTS 2300, 3300 and 4330. Individual student engagement in advanced, concept-driven investigations involving a specific process or combined printmaking media. Participants will develop a cohesive body of work by exhibiting a high degree of self-reliance, maintaining close communication with the instructor, and experiencing the freedom and responsibility to explore, experiment, and refine their work conceptually and technically. Lab fee.