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Our graduate program is ranked #4 nationally (#3 publicly) by U.S. News and World Report.
The Printmaking Program provides a complete studio experience leading to the BA, BFA, or MFA degree in Studio Art with regular courses in intaglio, lithography, relief, monotype, book/papermaking, and screen print. We encourage our students to work with the entire printmaking toolbox, from traditional to digital processes. We emphasize the importance of making work with processes and materials that inform and develop conceptual ideas.
We emphasize both traditional and exploratory techniques and concepts, including monoprints and variable editions, combinations of print and non-print methods, and photo-print processes. No style, technique, or aesthetic approach is stressed over another, so that the individual quality of one’s work is the essential measure of achievement.
Programs in Printmaking
For a select group of graduate students, we offer an advanced program that has been ranked among the top printmaking programs nationally since 1998. Our program is comprehensive, encompassing traditional as well and new media and approaches. Additionally, our program is known for a commitment to connecting theory to practice.
Graduate students are required to place a greater emphasis on applying theory to the development of a mature body of work. Our program provides preparatory experiences for college-level teaching for students on a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.
We strongly encourage applicants to come to Knoxville to meet us and the current students and to see our facilities. The UT Printshop is located in room 241 on the second floor, north-west corner.
BA in Art
OR Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2D
The printmaking workshop environment is conducive to the artistic growth of undergraduate majors, coupled with a sound, well-rounded background in the concepts, history, and craft of printmaking. Graduating students are prepared to pursue graduate school, to pursue teaching licensure, to work as independent artists or illustrators, or to undertake printer training in specialized programs.
Minors and Non-Art Majors
We make it easy for undergraduate students to take hands-on printmaking classes while pursuing another field of study. Contact the School of Art office to declare a studio art minor: (865) 974-3407.
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