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 About The Program

The Printmaking program aims to provide a thorough education in Printmaking through offerings in Relief processes, acquaint students with historical and contemporary practices, develop strong personal image statements parallel with mark making indigenous to the discipline, and expose students to the added mediums of Monotype, Monoprints, and Collagraph. The program is geared towards preparing students for careers as printmaking artists, art teachers, or graduate students.

  • Degree Overview

    Courses are taught in the printmaking studio in Crabbe 102. The printmaking studio is set up for relief, screen printing, letterpress, collagraphs, and monotypes and equipped to support linoleum-cut, wood cut, wood engraving, engraving, etching, dry point, aquatint, hard ground, soft ground and monotypes processes.

    Meet the Faculty

  • Beyond the Classroom

    UNC Galleries

    The Galleries are a teaching program of the School of Art and Design that supports UNC’s mission to promote student-centered, effective learning. Our exhibition program embraces curatorial risk-taking and highlights thought provoking and socially relevant context from regional and nationally recognized artists. The Galleries involve the participation of faculty and students as the advisors, co-curators, and collaborators that enable the program to often realize new work.

    Visit UNC Galleries

    Southard Art Awards

    The Southard Award is the School of Art and Design’s most prestigious competition. Students submit a written proposal selected for a public presentation of creative work. The objective for the competitive process is provide students with an opportunity to develop the materials, documentation and conceptual sophistication, needed in order to pursue advanced academic or professional opportunities upon graduation from UNC.

    Learn More about the Southard Art Awards
  • Curriculum

    Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art Concentration

    The Printmaking Program consists of courses in introductory printmaking, Relief processes, Screen Printing, Letterpress, and Collagraph and Monotype mediums.

    • Relief Printmaking: Includes linoleum cut, wood cut, collagraph, and wood engraving. Traditional relief printing techniques are used to produce small editions of black and white and color prints.
    Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art Concentration

    Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate

    The Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate can be incorporated into undergraduate studies and consists of twelve credits for completion including students' areas of interest. 

    Learn more about the Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate
  • Applications and Scholarships


    Admission to the School of Art & Design does not require any additional steps beyond the UNC application. When you apply for admission to UNC, simply indicate that you would like to declare a major in Art & Design. 

    Printmaking Admission Requirements


    The College of Performing and Visual Arts awards over $1.8 million in scholarships annually to undergraduate and graduate students in the arts. There are multiple scholarship types offered to students, including talent scholarships and foundation scholarships. To learn more, visit the PVA Scholarship page.

    PVA Scholarships

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  • Fall semesterAugust 1*
  • Spring semesterJanuary 1*
  • Summer semesterMay 1*
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Printmaking | School of Art and Design

Printmaking | School of Art and Design

Printmaking | School of Art and Design

Printmaking | School of Art and Design