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Our BFA program focuses on the development of personal imagery while cultivating foundational skills. Along with the resources of a major research university, we offer an immersive art experience in a small studio environment, providing individual attention to promote student growth.


What is Printmaking at WVU like?


Explore monoprinting, relief, silk-screen, computer-mediated images and alternative printing processes in our Printmaking program. Courses focus on the student’s visual expression through their examination of formal issues, media exploration, relevant histories, contemporary critical discourse and diverse approaches to problem solving.

The undergraduate Printmaking program pays particular attention to developing personal imagery, while providing a solid foundation in the techniques of lithography and intaglio. The Printmaking program is dedicated to preparing students for life as practicing, professional artists.

All interested students must apply to the University and submit a portfolio for the School of Art and Design for acceptance.

Printmaking program highlights:

At a Glance

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Fast Facts

What makes Printmaking at WVU unique?

Research and Academic Opportunities

Students can participate in national and international print portfolio exchanges through partnerships with other universities. Students can also travel to and participate in SGCI, the international printmaking conference.

The reputation of our program and quality of our faculty have allowed our students to further their learning through top graduate programs and internships, or to launch directly into studio work.

Other academic resources include:

  • Fully-equipped print shop for all printmaking processes, including silkscreen, relief, etching and stone and plate lithography.
  • Fully-equipped art studios for ceramics, sculpture, digital art, photography, painting and foundations classes.
  • Advanced digital technology, including access to 3-D printing.

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

Student Organizations

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  • WVU Print Club

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Professional Organizations

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How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Our graduates go on to portfolio careers, private studios, artist residencies/internships and graduate school for the MFA in Printmaking.

Undergraduate Printmaking students have been accepted to highly-respected graduate programs throughout the country, including the University of Delaware, Ohio University and Kent State.

Printmaking alumni have found employment in a variety of occupations, ranging from university professors to exhibition designers and independent artists. Employers include Robert Morris University, Georgia College and the Smithsonian Institution.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Printmaking major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.


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What are the courses like in Printmaking at WVU?

Plan of Study

Check out a program overview, learning goals, course descriptions and suggested plan of study for WVU's Printmaking major.

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Cost and Aid

How much does Printmaking at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $421
Per Semester $5,052
Fall and Spring Semesters $10,104
Per Credit $1,134
Per Semester $13,608
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,216
Per Credit $1,134
Per Semester $13,908
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,816
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Ways to Save

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Ohio Tuition Reciprocity

As the result of a special agreement, students from Ohio who are fully admitted to Printmaking can enroll at WVU and pay in-state tuition rates. Students must be admitted to both the University and this major.

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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

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What are the requirements to apply for Printmaking at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Printmaking major, you must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2022-23 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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