What will I learn?

The degree programs at CMU are structured to allow students to take courses in multiple areas based on their developing body of work and personal interests. This structure allows for highly individualized programs that place focus on the student and their goals for professional practice beyond graduation. Because students are not bound by a single area of study, they are free to develop their own voice as an artist and explore multiple mediums in the development of their work.​​​

Program Overview​

​​CMU’s art program prepares you for a career in art or to pursue a graduate degree. The studio arts major is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and allows you to learn from nationally renowned instructors. CMU faculty members have exhibited their work around the world and help students like you develop artistic, analytical and interpretive abilities. Media areas include ceramics, drawing, fiber design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.​

This degree program, which requires 78 hours in art, offers art majors a firm foundation in basic courses such as drawing, design, and art history. This foundation not only provides a strong base for all specialized studio areas, but also prepares students to qualify for advanced degree programs.


The printmaking curriculum is designed to provide students with a dynamic understanding of printmaking processes while offering both traditional and experimental techniques. Experienced faculty encourage creative and critical thinking, research, and experimentation in the studio setting. Students are regularly challenged to expand their understanding of two dimensional image space and the conceptual, material, visual effects of their function in an image saturated contemporary landscape. Coursework provides an in-depth appreciation of the historical techniques inherent to traditional printmaking studio practice, while giving further insight to current issues in contemporary art practice. Students are encouraged to look beyond the studio for inspiration to integrate poetry, music, science, and their own personal interests across disciplines.
The printmaking studio is a rich environment and community where ideas and experimentation are in constant exchange. Students are provided access to national portfolio exchanges, visiting artist workshops, collaborative projects and exhibitions, and organized trips to national printmaking conferences.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Media

Study options

Full Time (124 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,936.00 per year
Lower Level Tuition (less than 56 credits): USD $18,936 Per Year (24 credits); Upper Level Tuition (56 credits or more): USD $19,560 Per Year (24 credits)
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

10 January 2022, 29 August 2022


Central Michigan University

1200 S Franklin St,



48859, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have attended all secondary and post-secondary institutions.

For international students

Students are required to complete all secondary and post-secondary institutions.

They must demonstrate a proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (minimum score of 550 PBT, 213 CBT, or 79 IBT)
  • International English Language Testing System (minimum score of 6.5)
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (minimum score of 77)
  • Pearson Test of English (minimum score of 53)
  • ELS Language Center Program: Completion of Level 112

Students competing in intercollegiate athletics must submit a qualifying ACT or SAT score to meet NCAA eligibility requirements. Apply by May 15 if you are beginning classes in the fall semester. Apply by October 1 to begin classes in the spring semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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