Printmaking is a vital, visual, graphic process by which one may engage in a conversation with the world. In fact, printmakers all over the world are in constant contact, exchanging exciting information and keeping current with the ever-shifting flow of ideas.
Printmakers' work encompasses a wide range of practice: from stenciled art spray painted on a sidewalk to very fine prints made on paper; from a one-inch square print to wrapping an entire building in a print. Printmakers are involved with a very dynamic form of artmaking.
At Notre Dame, students have the opportunity to learn about printmaking’s current issues. Students learn about the various matrixes, techniques, and technologies of a wide range of printmaking including: photolithography, intaglio, relief, screenprinting, digital processes, papermaking, and the making of books.
Exploration and experimentation in all of the print media is strongly encouraged. The courses are designed to progressively develop skill, creativity, personal imagery, and knowledge of relevant current issues. Advanced students work on a professional level by creating a cohesive body of work. Apply now.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Arts
- Artists Books & Papermaking
- Advanced Printmaking studio
Art History Recommendations
- History of Printmaking
- Northern Renaissance
- Italian Renaissance
- 19th Century
- 20th Century
- History of Design
- and all other courses available
Recommended Studio and Design Courses
- Painting I
- Photo I
- Digital Photography
- Visual Communication Design 3: Web Design
- Industrial Design: Design Drawing
- Furniture Design I
- Painting II
Outside of Department
- Creative Writing
- Gender Studies
Studio MinorThe minor in studio art is intended for the student who wishes to add studio art experience to their undergraduate studies. The minor requires 15 hours, or 5 courses in studio art. Before being able to declare a minor, a student must be enrolled in or have already taken one of the following: Drawing I, 2D Foundations, or 3D Foundations.
As with the major, students seeking the minor may elect either a general or focused course of study; that is, students may take the four studio courses selected from among any of the studio disciplines (Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture) or they may take four studio courses from within a single discipline. Because the Department offers multiple entry-level courses, students are able to enter the program at a variety of points.
Thinking of perhaps London or Rome to take an Art History course requirement? Students are encouraged to spend a semester abroad to get credit towards their degree in visual communication. Your academic advisor will help with options and scheduling.
Contact for Advising
Contact Director of Undergraduate Studies, Emily Beck, for general questions about the various Art, Art History & Design programs. If you have specific questions about printmaking, feel free to contact a faculty member directly.
Visit the Program
If you are planning to visit campus, please stop by Riley Hall while you are here. Riley hall houses all the studio arts in the department. If you are considering studying printmaking at Notre Dame, feel free to contact our department office and staff members will arrange for a tour.
Considering printmaking as a major? Visit the department's main office: 306 Riley Hall of Art and Design. General questions about majoring in studio art can be sent to the Department of Art, Art History & Design at email@example.com. Apply now.