May 22, 2024  
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]


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The Printmaking concentration includes professional, studio-based training through a wide spectrum of course offerings such as: silkscreen, intaglio, lithography, relief, monotype, photo process, and letterpress. Utilizing the elements of composition and design, students work in large, accessible printmaking studios dedicated to the different printmaking processes while developing cross-disciplinary opportunities by combining printmaking with both fine and applied disciplines in contemporary image making. As the traditional nexus of what is today seen as the complementary fields of art and design, printmaking has always used a variety of processes in order to provide artists and designers with the capability to make multiples in editions. Students are also offered a variety of courses that encompass topics and expertise related to western and non-western arts and visual culture to develop an understanding of the history and basic vocabulary of art and design, as well as how these elements serve as sources for their own artwork.

In addition to the basic degree requirements that includes the first-year Foundations program, Art+Design History, and drawing, students pursuing the Printmaking Concentration take a core of courses that explore various printing processes and the use of the elements of design and composition.


Foundation Studio Arts Program

Required of All Majors (except Art History and Music)

Foundation Studio Arts is a rigorous program designed to promote creativity, to develop technical and conceptual skills, and to provide an essential awareness of our visual culture. Its drawing, two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and digital courses serve as prerequisites-requisites for all 200 or higher-level courses in Art + Design and Art Education programs. Its art history component, Introduction to the Study of Art, serve as a prerequisite for higher-level Art History Program study that is demanded by each of the studio art departments.

Except where transfer or advance placement examination credits are accepted in lieu of requirements, first-year students may expect to take five courses, totaling 15 credits, in each of their two first-year semesters. The exception being Art Education majors due to of licensure requirements and increased credit load.

The successful completion of the Foundation Studio Arts program is a required of all candidates for a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the College of Visual and Performing Arts.


  • ARH- Art History Elective (300/400 level) - Credits: 6

University Studies / Distribution

  • ENL 2XX Literature elective - Credits: 3
  • MTH Mathematics elective - Credits: 3
  • Science electives, 3 credits from each area (The Natural World and The Engaged Community) - Credits: 6
  • The Social World: 3 credits from three areas (Human Questions and Contexts, The Nature of US Society, The Nature of the Global Society) - Credits: 9


Five courses at any level, may include studios - Credits: 15

Major Studios

The following are designated courses, each of which requires a grade of C or better for advancement. Students who receive less than a C in one of these courses shall be subject to review that may result in provisional continuation or dismissal from the option.

  • AXD 28X printmaking studio - Credits: 12 - 15

Studio Options and Additional Requirements

  • AXD 2XX level drawing - Credits: 3

       (Consult advisor on selection)

  • Studio electives - Credits: 9
  • 300/400 studio elective - Credits:3

Total credits: 120

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