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The printmaking area provides a complete studio experience with regular courses in Intaglio, Lithography, Relief and Serigraphy. Students may focus in one or more medium or choose to create a hybrid print form. The program encourages mixed-media work and equally embraces traditional approaches to the print medium.

Freedom of choice has been a hallmark within the art department, and no one aesthetic is stressed over others. Students are exposed to a range of techniques and concepts. The print area considers safety to be the top priority, and employs safe handling of materials and encourages the use of the least toxic approaches to all print media.

Recent visitors have included: Michi Itami; Adrianne Herman; Bill Fick; Joel Feldman; and John Ford. The University has a library dedicated to the arts and includes an excellent collection of historical, contemporary and theoretical print resources. The Art History department also offers several courses dedicated to printmaking including: History of Prints; Japanese Prints; Print Conservation; and others.

Steve Goddard, curator of prints and drawings at KU's Spencer Museum founded an internationally recognized Printmaking list server which continues to be a hot bed of print discussion and information. The Spencer printroom is available to all university students and houses 25,000 prints and drawings. The collection diversity ranges from Albrecht Durer to Alison Saar.

Other courses relevant to printmaking include: Computer for Artists, taught by Michael Krueger and Print Assisted Imagery, taught by Richard Dishinger. The Print Assisted Imagery course focuses on non-traditional print methods integrated with traditional media, i.e. painting and drawing. The Computer course focuses on PhotoShop, animation, video editing and Web design for artists.

BA (undergraduate)

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For students who entered KU prior to Fall 2011
For students who entered KU Fall 2011 or later

BFA (undergraduate)

BFA degree check sheets:

For students who entered KU prior to Fall 2011
For students who entered KU Fall 2011 or later

MFA (graduate)


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