What will I learn?

The BFA in Printmaking is a professional undergraduate degree for students desiring extensive studio experience with an emphasis in Printmaking. Students in the program develop critical thinking skills, refine their intellectual and creative processes, and learn both traditional and contemporary aspects of the printmaker's craft.

The Printmaking curriculum provides a broad and intensive experience for printmaking majors and studio elective opportunities for other fine arts, Visual Communication, and Art Education students. Course work in lithography and etching is offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels every semester. Processes covered include plate and stone lithography and the intaglio processes of etching, engraving, and aquatint. Additional courses include printing in monotype, woodcut, and silkscreen. Spacious, well-equipped, accessible facilities for the study of these traditional approaches to printmaking are augmented by additional facilities for the investigation of digital and photomechanical processes.

Basic courses establish a solid, comprehensive foundation of traditional technical skills unique to the printed image, while instruction emphasizes the development of drawing, self-expression, and concept. At the intermediate and advanced levels, students continue to acquire new technical skills. There is extensive work in color, as the emphasis shifts to imagery, concept, and critical thinking.

Advanced students are given considerable autonomy, working largely in self-defined directions in consultation with faculty while focusing on printing technologies most appropriate for individual development. Group critiques, field trips, portfolio projects, student exhibition opportunities, and workshops and lectures by visiting artists complement the studio experience by providing critical discussion, participation, incentives, and role models.

Which department am I in?

Herron School of Art and Design

Study options

Full Time (125 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,278.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 January 2020, 24 August 2020


Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

420 University Blvd,



46202, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed or will complete secondary school by the time of enrollment; No grade point average guarantees admission to IUPUI. We look for applicants who have demonstrated a "B" average or above average grades, with strong grades in math and science.

For international students

Students must have earned a diploma from an accredited high school before you enroll at IUPUI.


  • • TOEFL 80+
  • • IELTS 6.5+
  • Students scoring TOEFL 60+ or IELTS 5.5+ are eligible for admission but should anticipate taking additional English for Academic Purposes courses along with their academic program.

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    IUPUI’s strengths lie in its combination of community engagement, creative teaching, learning methods and ground-breaking research.

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