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Print, from its earliest form, has been a way to document, communicate, and disperse information both written and visual. The printmaking concentration at Pratt explores visual representation through the medium of print as a primary art form.
gallery room, with tapestries
Erin Benard BFA Fine Arts '23 Printmaking, Photography credit: Cary Whittier
Undergraduate, BFA
Plan of Study
School and Department
School of Art,
Fine Arts

All first-year students take the Foundation program’s core curriculum, along with required art history and liberal arts courses, and begin the fine arts major curriculum in the fall of the second year. While continuing with their required art history and general education coursework, second-year students take more focused courses in their chosen area of emphasis, whether painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and integrated practices, or jewelry. In addition to their studio requirements, all fine arts students take a series of departmental seminars that address social, historical, and critical issues in contemporary art.

Beyond their major requirements, students may use elective credits to take courses of their choosing, to pursue a minor in a second field or discipline, or to gain internship experience. The senior year is focused on developing a self-directed body of work for the senior thesis exhibition in the spring semester. Departmental courses in professional practice help students prepare their portfolios and make a realistic plan for sustaining their careers after graduation through approaching funders, galleries, residency opportunities, and employers.

two prints, showing halves of a tree stump
Josh Alford, BFA Fine Arts '23 Printmaking, Photography credit: Cary Whittier
two fabric prints, showcasing black life in america
Ife Oluwamuyide, BFA Fine Arts '23 Printmaking, Photography credit: Cary Whittier

Students will:

  • Understand basic design principles, concepts, media and formats;
  • Gain advanced abilities in drawing as related to various printmaking techniques;
  • Have the knowledge and skills in the use of basic tools, techniques and processes sufficient to work from concept to finished product;
  • Have knowledge of basic materials and technical procedures such as intaglio, relief, lithography, silkscreen and digital processes;
  • Have a functional knowledge of the history of prints and printmaking;
  • Have mastered at least one printmaking technique, including the ability both to experiment with technical innovation and to explore and develop personal concepts and imagery;
  • Be able to work independently and develop a final project related to the exhibition of original work
an exhibtion, with mannequins in foreground, monitor and artworks in background
Adares Serrett BFA Fine Arts '23 Printmaking, Photography credit: Cary Whittier
painting of a tv, with a multi-sided star behind tv
Ezra Ooghe BFA '22 Fine Arts Printmaking