Our Printmaking curriculum is rooted in how the print, from its earliest form, has been a way to document, communicate, and disperse information both written and visual. The Printmaking Concentration at Pratt Institute promotes the exploration of visual representation through the medium of print as a primary art form. The program’s structure is based in the traditional mediums of relief, intaglio, lithography, and silkscreen while encouraging the use of photo processes, digital, and alternative methods. The studio courses foster imaginative approaches in addressing formal, technical, and conceptual creative problems. Course work is augmented by offsite visits to the abundance of print collections, collaborative studios, museums, and galleries that NYC offers. The Printmaking Faculty consists of recognized artists who encourage our print majors to explore the medium of print, the form it takes, and their own vision with conceptual and theoretical rigor.

Students and Alumni have partcipated in opportunities at:

  • IPCNY - Invitational print exhibits
  • Lower East Side Print Shop - Internships and residencies
  • Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop - Internships and residencies
  • Harlan and Weaver - Internships
  • Two Palms Press - Internships
  • PRESSURE by the Print Club of Pratt

For more information please contact the printmaking coordinator: Kelly Driscoll kdriscol@pratt.edu 

Printmaking club: pressure.printmaking@gmail.com

 
 

Curriculum

Requirements for BFA Printmaking, 2017

  • Semester 1

    Complete these courses.

    FDC-140 Visualization/Representation

    FDC-150 Space, Form, Process

    FDC-160 Light Color Design Lab

    HA-111 Themes in Art and Culture I

    HMS-101A Literary and Critical Studies I

  • Semester 2

    Complete these courses.

    FDC-141 Visualization/Representation/Concept

    FDC-161 Light Color Design Studio

    FDC-180 Time and Movement

    HA-112 Themes in Art and Culture II

  • Semester 2 Core

    Complete one of the following Social Science Core Global Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI, MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.

    SS-203G Global History to 1800
    OR
    SS-204G Global History Since 1800
    OR
    SS-209G Introduction to Anthropology
    OR
    SS-218G Salvation from Despair: Spiritual Awakenings in the Ancient World
    OR
    SS-220G Islam from Muhammad to the Great Khans
    OR
    SS-246G Lines in the sand:Borders, Nation-State And the Modern International System
    OR
    SS-249G Secret Activities of the CIA And the Modern International System
    OR
    SS-261G Sexual Politics in Transnational Perspective
    OR
    SS-278G Caribbean Music and Festivals: Shapers Of National and Global Identities
    OR
    SSWI-222G Making/Faking Nature
    OR
    SSWI-234G Century of Genocides
    OR
    SSWI-241G Cities and Globalization
    OR
    SSWI-242G Culture, Identity, Power: 1300-1800
    OR
    SSWI-245G The Empire Strikes Back

  • Semester 3

    Complete these courses.


    PRNT-203 Intaglio I
    OR
    OR
    PRNT-211 Silkscreen I
    OR
    PRNT-212 Relief I


    COMPLETE 3 CREDIT HISTORY OF ART OR DESIGN ELECTIVE
  • Semester 3 Core

    Complete one of the following Thinking Core Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI, MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.

    SS-201T Sustainable Core
    OR
    SS-247TP Revolution Now!:Students, Politics and Protest
    OR
    SSWI-210T General Psycholgy
    OR
    SSWI-224T Nomads and Settlers Nomads and Settlers
    OR
    SSWI-233T Violence As Politics
    OR
    SSWI-235T Education and Society
    OR
    SSWI-237T Death & Dying
    OR
    SSWI-240T Shaping the Contemporary City
    OR
    SSWI-250T The Ethics of Research
    OR
    SSWI-255T Telling Tales: Narrative and Meaning in The Humanities
    OR
    SSWI-262T Contemporary Theories of Gender
    OR
    SSWI-276T Music,Creativity, and Consumption
    OR
    SSWI-288T Animals:Ethics and Representation
    OR
    SSWI-291T England Bloody England: Nation, Myth, Identity
    OR
    SSWI-228TP Introduction ot Theory and Critique
    OR
    SSWI-244TP Memphis to Ferguson: Rethinking Modern American History

  • Semester 4

    Complete these courses.

    PRNT-205 Print I

    PRNT-203 Intaglio I
    OR
    PRNT-204 Lithography I
    OR
    PRNT-211 Silkscreen I
    OR
    PRNT-212 Relief I
    OR
    PRNT-303 Intaglio II
    OR
    PRNT-304 Lithography II
    OR
    PRNT-311 Silkscreen II
    OR
    PRNT-312 Relief II

    HMS-201A Literary and Critical Studies II

    Complete 3 credit Sculpture or 3-D Tech Class
  • Semester 4 Core

    Complete one of the following Math Science Core Electives. Complete two Writing Intensive courses (SSWI, MSWI) out of your Social Science Global Elective, Social Science Thinking Elective, and Math/Science Core Elective.

    MSCI-220C Science of Light
    OR
    MSCI-222C Intro. to Electronics
    OR
    MSCI-223C Astronomy
    OR
    MSCI-225C Starstruck: Meet Our Universe
    OR
    MSCI-232C Chemistry of Arist's Materials
    OR
    MSCI-250C Geology
    OR
    MSCI-251C Planet Earth
    OR
    MSCI-252C Natural Catastrophes
    OR
    MSCI-283C Breeders, Propagators, & Creators
    OR
    MSWI-210C Science & Society
    OR
    MSWI-224C The Physics of Music
    OR
    MSWI-230C Chemistry of Pigments
    OR
    MSWI-260C Evolution
    OR
    MSWI-270C Ecology Environment and Anthropocene

  • Semester 5

    Complete these courses plus 3 Liberal Arts Post-Core Elective credits and 3 All Institute Elective credits.

    PRNT-305 Print II

    FAU-341 Fine Art Seminar II

    DRWG-307 Expanded Field I
    OR
    FA-311 Studio in Social Practice
    OR

    COMPLETE HISTORY OF ART AND DESIGN ELECTIVE
  • Semester 6

    Complete these courses plus 3 Liberal Arts Post-Core Elective credits and 3 Liberal Arts Post-Core (300/400) Level Elective credits.

    PRNT-306 Print III

    PRNT-303 Intaglio II
    OR
    PRNT-304 Lithography II
    OR
    PRNT-311 Silkscreen II
    OR
    PRNT-312 Relief II

    WAC-495A Studio Writing 1

    OR
    DDA-232 Drawing for Animation II
    OR
    DDA-240 3D Modeling I
    OR
    DDA-250 Coding for Artists
    OR
    DDA-270 Video Editing
    OR
    DDA-280 Audio for Digital Media

  • Semester 7

    Complete these courses plus 3 Liberal Arts Post-Core (300/400) Level Elective credits.

    PRNT-405 Senior Printmaking I

    FA-310 Professional Practices

    WAC-495B Studio Writing 2

    FAU-441 Fine Arts Seminar III

    Complete Pratt Integrative Course
  • Semester 8

    Complete these courses plus 3 Liberal Arts Post-Core (300/400) Level Elective credits and 6 All Institute elective credits.

    PRNT-406 Print V

    WAC-495C Studio Writing 3