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Printmaking

Printmaking includes a variety of printing processes such as intaglio (etching, photo intaglio and mezzotint), lithography (hand-drawn and photo-based processes from stones or plates), screenprint (also called silk screen or serigraphy), relief (woodcut and linocut), monotype (one-of-a-kind prints transferred from an unstable matrix), and many other image-transfer art forms.

As a Printmaking student at UNT, you will have the opportunity to take a variety of courses in studio printmaking, the history of printmaking, drawing, painting, photography, and a variety of studio electives. Many printmaking students take an elective Professional Internship course with a local commercial/industrial print shop or our professional print shop at P.R.I.N.T Press.

The Printmaking studios offer over 5,000 square feet of space with etching/relief presses, lithography presses, a large selection of lithography stones and exposure units for screenprint, intaglio and lithography. The Art Building also offers many facilities for digital and cross-media processes in the digital print lab, a digital fabrication lab, and a sculpture shop.

The printmaking program is a designed as a point of entry into a studio career.  Many of our printmaking alumni are self-employed, exhibiting and selling their works in galleries and museums. Our alumni also work in a variety of related visual fields including commercial printing, graphic design, and art education.  The B.F.A. program also prepares you to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree if you want to further your studio education or qualify to teach art at the college level.  Our B.F.A. and M.F.A. students employ our many on-campus professional research resources as well the resources available through the first rate art museums, contemporary art galleries and other cultural activities in the Dallas and Fort Worth area.

  • For additional information on the graduate printmaking program, please contact the Printmaking Area Coordinator for latest information or see our Graduate Studies page.

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Student accomplishments

Sarah Ellis

Sarah Ellis (MFA 2018) nominated to serve as Student Representative on 2015–16 Executive Board of Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI). Read about it in SGCI's latest newsletter, Graphic Impressions! Sarah received her BFA in Printmaking from The University of Akron in 2014. She is currently an MFA Candidate in Printmaking at the University of North Texas. Through a variety of print media and book arts, her work explores the dynamics between domestic craft, gender roles, and the continuity of human behavior. During her first year of graduate school, she has had the pleasure of working as the Graduate Assistant at P.R.I.N.T Press as well as a Teaching Assistant in Drawing. She currently lives in Denton, Texas, with her fiancé and their corgi.

Studio Art
Printmaking

Sarah Ellis (MFA 2018) nominated to serve as Student Representative on 2015–16 Executive Board of Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI). Read about it in SGCI's latest newsletter, Graphic Impressions!

Sarah received her BFA in Printmaking from The University of Akron in 2014. She is currently an MFA Candidate in Printmaking at the University of North Texas. Through a variety of print media and book arts, her work explores the dynamics between domestic craft, gender roles, and the continuity of human behavior. During her first year of graduate school, she has had the pleasure of working as the Graduate Assistant at P.R.I.N.T Press as well as a Teaching Assistant in Drawing. She currently lives in Denton, Texas, with her fiancé and their corgi.

Alumni accomplishments

Maria Leake (Art Education PhD 2010) publishes in Art Education

Congratulations to Art Education PhD alumna Maria Leake on the publication of her article "Social Engagements With Contemporary Art: Connecting Theory with Practice" in the September 2014 issue of Art Education.This special issue of Art Education, The Journal of the National Art Education Association, focuses on Theory & Practice in Art Education. Nicely done, Dr. Leake!

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Congratulations to Art Education PhD alumna Maria Leake on the publication of her article "Social Engagements With Contemporary Art: Connecting Theory with Practice" in the September 2014 issue of Art Education.
This special issue of Art Education, The Journal of the National Art Education Association, focuses on Theory & Practice in Art Education.

Nicely done, Dr. Leake!