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ARTS 319 Topics in Printmaking

This is a hands-on course that explores traditional and experimental approaches to printmaking. Topics are offered on a rotational basis and include: relief, screen-printing, monotype and photo-based processes. A range of artists from a variety of ethnic backgrounds working in the field will be introduced. The topic will change from one offering to the next, and a particular offering¿s topic will be stated in the university¿s schedule of classes. Note: This course may be taken three times for credit as long as the topic is different.


4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 18, 2019 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Employ printmaking methods to a collection of hand-made prints.
  • Implement printmaking techniques as a means of conveying ideas.
  • Demonstrate critical awareness within one¿s own work and their peers¿ work.
  • Describe theoretical concepts and vocabulary pertinent to printmaking.
  • Examine a range of historical and contemporary artists from a variety of ethnic backgrounds using these printmaking methods in their own artistic practice.
  • Practice good care of printmaking tools and equipment.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.