Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking

Printmaking

Richard Hricko, Program Head
Tyler School of Art Building
Room 260
215-777-9125
hricko@temple.edu

The Printmaking Area is housed in large, fully-equipped modern studios where students first learn the fundamentals of the three printmaking disciplines (silkscreen, lithography, and etching) before exploring at least two of these disciplines in depth. After students master the basic technical aspects of printmaking, the faculty encourages the exploration of advanced subjects that include color and photo-etching, photo-lithography, metal engraving, mezzotint, woodcut, digital printmaking, large-scale printing, installation, and the full utilization of the computer as an image-creating tool.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 126 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. All Printmaking majors must complete the BFA curriculum and General Education requirements.

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Printmaking 

Sophomore Prerequisites
Select one Survey of Printmaking course from the following:3
Survey of Printmaking Techniques (Lithography and Serigraphy)
Survey of Printmaking Techniques (Relief Printing and Etching)
Select one introductory Printmaking course from the following:3
Serigraphy 1
Etching 2
Intaglio Printmaking
Lithography 3
Lithography
Junior and Senior Requirements
Select two of the following (not taken as sophomore prerequisite):6
Serigraphy 1
Etching 2
Intaglio Printmaking
Lithography 3
Lithography
Select two Advanced courses from the following:6
Advanced Serigraphy (fall only)
Advanced Etching (fall only)
Advanced Lithography (spring only)
Select three Specialized Printmaking courses from the following:9
Printmaking Workshop (Intermedia, fall only)
Printmaking Workshop
Relief and Monoprint Workshop (spring only)
Color Print Workshop (Intermedia, spring only)
Senior Projects Workshop/Seminar (spring only)
GAD 3896Art Career Workshop (Capstone, WI) 43
1

Prerequisite for GAD 3711.

2

Prerequisite for GAD 3731.

3

Prerequisite for GAD 3751.

4

Indicates Writing Capstone.

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
FDPR 1511Foundation Drawing13
FDPR 15212D Foundation Principles3
FDPR 15313D Foundation Principles/W3
FDPR 1501Introduction to Art and Design1
ARTH 1155 or 1955Art Heritage of the Western World I3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
FDPR 1512Foundation Drawing3
FDPR 15222D Foundation Principles3
FDPR 15323D Foundation Principles/C3
FDPR 1502Investigations of Art and Design1
ARTH 1156 or 1956Art Heritage of the Western World II13
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Printmaking Techniques (Lithography/Serigraphy) 
Survey of Printmaking Techniques (Relief Printing/Etching) 
Select one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
Select one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one introductory Printmaking course from the following:3
Serigraphy2 
Etching3 
Lithography4 
Select one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
Select one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
Select two of the following Printmaking courses (not previously taken):6
Serigraphy2 
Etching3 
Lithography4 
CRFT, GAD, or PDS Studio Elective3
Art History Elective [WI]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Advanced Printmaking course 53
GAD 3896Art Career Workshop [WI] (Capstone)53
CRFT, GAD, or PDS Studio Elective3
Art History Elective64
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
Advanced Printmaking course 53
Specialized Printmaking course73
CRFT, GAD, or PDS Studio Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
Specialized Printmaking course 73
Specialized Printmaking course73
CRFT, GAD, or PDS Studio Elective3
Open Elective63
Non-Studio Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 126
1

These 2 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Arts category if the courses are completed with a C- or better.

2

Prerequisite for GAD 3711.

3

Prerequisite for GAD 3731.

4

Prerequisite for GAD 3751.

5

Choose from GAD 3711 (fall only), GAD 3731 (fall only), and GAD 3751 (spring only). Two different advanced courses are required. 

6

Students completing a 3 credit Art History 2000+ elective must select a 4 credit open elective to reach the minimum 126 credits to earn the BFA degree.

7

Choose from GAD 3811 or GAD 3821 (fall only), GAD 3831 (spring only), GAD 3841 (spring only) and GAD 4511 (spring only). Three distinct specialized courses are required.

Please Note: An approved study abroad program waives the GenEd Global/World Society (GG) requirement; however, these credits must be made up with academic coursework taken outside of Tyler departments to be in compliance with BFA accreditation. Printmaking majors interested in studying abroad should consult with an academic advisor to determine if a semester (generally spring semester of second year) or a summer program would be the best option to remain on track for graduation.