The Printmaking program at Millersville University explores the four major fine art printmaking processes and encourages students to tackle the issues of subject matter, content and intent that are central to composing and creating artistic works.
Why Study This Program?
Millersville University's printmaking program incorporates the four major fine art printmaking processes of relief, intaglio, lithography and silkscreen. As you work in each of these areas, you will develop technical skills and an understanding of the physical nature of creating original prints.
This concentration, housed within the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Art major, tackles the issues of subject matter, content and intent that are central to composing and creating works. The printmaking studio, outfitted to instruct all four major fine art printmaking processes, allows you to discover original solutions to various visual problems.
“Autumn C. Wright grew up in a rural town in northern Pennsylvania. That natural, agricultural environment influences her daily. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Millersville University in 2011 with a concentration in Printmaking and Drawing. She co-founded the Left Hand Printing Company in Lancaster where she printed work for the local community. She has attended artist workshops at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and a photography study abroad program to Japan. Wright has shown her work nationally as well as internationally including shows in Sienna, Italy and Kyoto, Japan. Currently, Wright is an associate instructor of art at Indiana University in Bloomington, where she teaches Art for Non-Majors and Color Theory while completing her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking. You can find her artwork at www.autumncwright.com.”- Autumn C. Wright | 2011
What Will You Learn?
Every student enrolled in Millersville University's Bachelor of Fine Arts program begins their coursework by gaining a foundation in drawing, art history and two- and three-dimensional design. Those choosing to concentrate their study in printmaking will explore multiple approaches within each major process. Students will start at an introductory technical level upon which they build a more developed understanding and working knowledge of relief, intaglio, lithography and silkscreen printmaking.
- Fine Artist/ Printmaker
- Print Publisher
- Business Owner- Boutique Printshop, Gig Poster Studio, Letterpress Operator, or other specialized print related niche markets
- Higher Education
- Non-Profit Print Collaborative Employee
- Art Preparator/ Handler
- Community Arts Worker
- Exhibition Designer
- Museum/ Gallery Employee
Clubs and Organizations
- Art Club
- Related Programs