Studio Art

Printmaking

Overview

The printmaking area equally embraces traditional and emerging practices in the medium of print. Interdisciplinary activity is supported, and students are encouraged to explore the connections between printmaking and other studio disciplines.

Curriculum

The curriculum requires students to develop both technical proficiency and familiarity with history and contemporary theory. Beginning classes allow students to practice the creative process using a wide range of shop techniques. Intermediate and advanced classes emphasize individual growth and the realization of a strong personal vision.

The program offers opportunities to participate in exhibitions, conferences, and workshops, on campus and in a broader arts community. Instruction takes place in a workshop environment, including the following facilities: digital imaging and output, intaglio, stone and plate lithography, photo-mechanical processes, relief, and screen print.

Contact Us

For information about applying, visit our Prospective Students page or call us at (205) 348-5967. Thinking of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in Printmaking? Here is a sample four-year plan for the BFA in Printmaking.

UA Printmaking News

Click on this link to read stories about our students and faculty in printmaking.

Meet our graduate students.

Printmaking Faculty

Sarah Marshall, Associate Professor

John Klosterman, Instructor (Full-time)

UA Awards Studio and Art History Degrees in 2020-21

The academic year 2020-2021 has been challenging, to say the least, and we’re proud of our graduates for pushing through to earn their degrees. We wish them all the best as they move into the next part of their life journey. Degrees are cumulative over summer and fall 2020, and spring 2021. Bachelor of Arts,

Blue female torso mixed media print by Sandra Vega

Caminos de Identidad – MA Thesis Exhibition of Sandra Vega

Printmaking graduate student Sandra Vega‘s exhibition title, Caminos de Identidad, she writes, is best translated as “A Search for Identity.” Vega presented her Master of Arts thesis exhibition March 1-12, 2021, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery. As the daughter of Salvadoran immigrants, an “anchor baby,” and a first-generation college student, Sandra Vega feels that she has

Quilted print

UA Professor’s Work Juried into National Print Exhibition

Associate Professor of Art Sarah Marshall‘s new fabric work, Past Crimes, was juried into the 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, by juror John Hitchcock, professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Marshall is interested in how everyday experiences are constructed and recorded in the human mind. Her work explores the links