Fall 2017 Course Schedule 

    Code
    Course
    Credits
    PR 100

    Intro to Printmaking Techniques

    This studio course is an introduction to a variety of printmaking processes including calligraphy, Xerox lithography, and dry point. The class focuses on learning basic printmaking techniques and developing elements of design and concept. Students will investigate the complex and varied roles of printed art in terms of technique, concept, format and function. Class assignments utilize the inherent characteristics of printed art forms; repetition, permutation, appropriation, and public accessibility, as a means to expand formal and material language, develop personal imagery, and experience new studio processes. Students will gain familiarity with safe and professional printmaking practices and develop a language for printmaking critique. Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. No prerequisite.

    Prerequisites : No prerequisites.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PR 208

    Sets, Series and Sequences

    Combine old and new printmaking technologies to explore how found and created images, marks and text interrelate and forward (or thwart) intended meanings through juxtaposition, layering, repetition and variation. Students will create sequential prints that utilize different stages of the same matrix, as with reductive woodcut. Making series and sets of prints using screen, relief and letterpress printing, students will also employ additional techniques of their own volition. Beginning with an intensive exercise to develop a series of ideas and images, students will begin or continue to develop a visual vocabulary, amassing a collection of images that inform their work throughout the semester.  Students will consider audience and how display influences reception of serial and sequential work. Elective: 3 credits/semester;  6 hours/week. Prerequisite: At least one course in printmaking as well as FN 101. (formerly known as Juxtaposition, Sequence & Seriality)

    Prerequisites : Prerequisite: At least one course in printmaking as well as FN 101. (formerly known as Juxtaposition, Sequence & Seriality)

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PR 301

    Printmaking Majors Studio

    The Print Major Studio course focuses on making and process.  Students produce a large body of independent and consistent work using any print media. Student work is refined through a rigorous critique process and individual studio meetings with faculty. Visiting artist lectures, response papers, and class discussions of lectures, will complement the class.  Students are required to attend all visiting artist lectures.  Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week.  Prerequisite: two (2) PR 100 or 200 level classes in the first 2 years.

    Prerequisites : Prerequisite: two (2) PR 100 or 200 level classes in the first 2 years.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PR 351

    Introduction to the Discipline

    Students develop the skills and acquire the knowledge to critically position their work within the larger historical and conceptual framework that defines print. The course objectives are covered through readings, topical seminars, including writing assignments and presentations. Individual studio meetings, and field trips to Boston, New York, and other locations, assist students in defining their interests and goals. Visiting artist workshops and collaborative projects allow students to broaden their range of technical skills and expand their definition of printed art forms. Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 3 hours/week. Prerequisite: two (2) PR 100 or 200 level classes in the first 2 years.

    Prerequisites : Prerequisite: two (2) PR 100 or 200 level classes in the first 2 years.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 3 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PR 401

    Printmaking Majors Studio

    The Print Major Studio course focuses on making and process.  Students produce a large body of independent and consistent work using any print media. Student work is refined through a rigorous critique process and individual studio meetings with faculty. Visiting artist lectures, response papers, and class discussions of lectures, will complement the class.  Students are required to attend all visiting artist lectures.  Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week.  Prerequisite: two (2) PR 100 or 200 level classes in the first 2 years.

    Prerequisites : Prerequisite: two (2) PR 100 or 200 level classes in the first 2 years.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits