Career opportunities with a printmaking emphasis include:
- printmaking studio assistant
- printmaking teacher
- gallery, museum, or printing company worker
- art professor
- artwork shipping specialist
Get ready to make your impact
From representational to abstract styles, using oil or water-based media, you will be exposed to many voices and innovative approaches to applying pigment to a surface. Embrace your personal creative journey, as you master a wide variety of traditional techniques and materials, explore global influences, and confidently share your own unique artistic vision.
Using centuries-old processes that transfer images from one surface to another, you can unlock innovative possibilities to develop art that speaks to your world.
You’ll learn a variety of traditional techniques in the NAU program, from lithography, relief, and intaglio, to screen printing, monotype, and photographic transfers. Create art on paper and make books or build cutting-edge installations and interactive works. Embrace your personal journey—master this hands-on medium and confidently share your own unique artistic vision.
NAU’s studio art program allows you to flourish in your chosen medium. By developing a sophisticated understanding of art principles and polishing your technical skills, your education will prepare you to leave your own vibrant, expressive mark on the world.
Printmaking students can explore the following processes in our well-equipped studio, which features numerous presses, dedicated work stations and large windows:
- intaglio (etching, aquatint, engraving, etc.)
- relief printing (wood cut, linoleum cut, letterpress, etc.)
- screen printing
- monotype and monoprint
- photographic transfer processes