This program provides a cohesive offering of courses that focus upon students’ visual expression through their examination of formal issues, media exploration, relevant histories, contemporary critical discourse and diverse approaches to problem-solving. The program has a national reputation as a leader in the field of contemporary printmaking. WVU hosted the 24th Southern Graphics Council Conference, the largest gathering of printmaking professionals in North America, with an attendance of more than 700.
Whatever the occupation may be (arts administrators, master printers for galleries or museums, educators or even non-art related professions), the printmaking program is dedicated to preparing students for life as practicing professional artists.
Sample Course Schedules
Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.
Freshman YearART 111 Drawing 1 ENGL 101 Composition And Rhetoric WVUE 191 First Year Seminar ARHS 120 Survey of Art History 1 ART 121 Visual Foundations 1
Senior YearART 495 Independent Study:Studio Art ART 326 Sculpture ART 430 Senior Projects in Printmaking ART 495J Independent Study:Printmaking
By the Numbers
Facts and figures that make this major unique:
- The Creative Arts Center’s two print-making studios are fully equipped for relief, lithography, intaglio and silkscreen printing.
- Printmaking students have opportunities to intern with Artists Image Resource, a fine art printmaking workshop and gallery located in Pittsburgh.
- WVU's art collection includes 3,000 works from artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams and Blanche Lazzell.
- Global Positioning Studies courses encourage School of Art and Design students to engage the world as a fertile ground for art making and critical research.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.