Visual Art

Overview

The printmaking curriculum provides a broad and intensive experience for printmaking graduate students. The program will expand and intensify our commitment to community-based as well as collaborative artistic projects.

With the recent addition of two new tenure-track faculty members, joining a well-established tenured faculty member, Herron stands poised to develop a graduate program in printmaking that will be widely recognized as a program of prominence. At Herron, you will be able to explore and experiment in a wide variety of media and processes, including plate and stone lithography and the intaglio processes of etching, engraving, and aquatint. The printmaking program also supports work in monotype, woodcut, silkscreen and the book arts. Spacious, well-equipped facilities for the study of traditional approaches to printmaking are augmented by additional facilities for the investigation of digital and photomechanical processes. The printmaking graduate program is housed within Herron’s new state-of-the-art 169,000 square foot facility that opened in 2005. At the graduate level, you continue to acquire new technical skills and refine skills you have developed already to an advanced professional level. Also you are challenged to undertake an extensive and intensive examination of the thematic and theoretical content that fuels your creative work. Graduate students are given considerable autonomy for working in self-defined directions in consultation with faculty while focusing on printing technologies most appropriate for individual development. Graduate group and individual critiques, field trips, portfolio projects, exhibition opportunities, collaborative public art projects, and workshops and lectures by visiting artists complement the studio experience by providing critical discussion, and a broader framework for professional development.

“The graduate program at Herron will expand and intensify our commitment to community-based as well as collaborative artistic projects.”