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BU Department of Art and Design
Printmaking Program

Course Descriptions

Printmaking I: Woodcut – ARTS 254
This course will encompass the medium of relief printmaking in the European tradition. We will explore a broad range of technical, aesthetic and conceptual concerns, and investigate several forms of relief printmaking in both the black-and-white format and also in color. Students will pursue the application of the most appropriate aesthetic sensibilities and visual content. Art supplies will be suggested by the instructor in the course outline and on a project by project basis; no textbooks are required. Prerequisite: ARTS 171.
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Printmaking II: Monotype – ARTS 255
Monotyping is a singular image printmaking process that is popular among contemporary printmakers, yet reaches back as far as the 1600's. This is a beginning printmaking class designed for the serious art studio student. It will help the student develop basic printmaking skills by exploring and experimenting with various materials. Emphasis will be placed on images in a series that evolve from reworking ghosts. Prerequisites: ARTS 171 or instructor permission.
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Printmaking I: Etching and Monotype – ARTS 350
Etching involves the activities of drawing and/or painting on a metal plate that has been covered with a protective ground. A large part of this course deals with the making of the print. Various techniques of intaglio and the painterly monotype method are explored. Art supplies will be suggested by the instructor in the course outline for the semester and on a project-by-project basis. No textbooks are required. Prerequisite: ARTS 171.
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Independent Study – ARTS 397
Independent reading and research on selected topic in consultation with major advisor. By permission of instructor
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Special Studio Projects: Printmaking – ARTS 477
4 Credits. Enables students to compile projects taken from previous printmaking courses and/or other art disciplines to fulfill printmaking disciplines. Prerequisites: ARTS 254, 255, 350.
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Special Studio Projects: Etching – ARTS 485
4 Credits. For art majors and advanced students who wish to extend work in etching, lithography or collograph. Format may vary by sections: Prerequisites: Completion of 3 departmental beginning courses, and introductory and intermediate courses in etching; consent of instructor.
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Last Updated: 9/16/14