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The Art: Printmaking Certificate of Achievement involves the study and practice of the principles of visual communication (line, shape, value, form, texture, space and composition) from a fine arts base. Students will develop original works, explore various concepts, utilize creative problem-solving, and refine printmaking skills. They will study the various problems and potentials of printmaking and will develop ideas and concepts in a variety of print media. Students will use a range of tools, techniques and materials to express their ideas, including etching, dry point, silkscreen, woodcut, linocut, collagraph, embossing, and monotype.
The Fine Arts Certificates of Achievement are designed to provide a broad-based education. Students earning the Certificate of Achievement in Printmaking can set up their own studios and sell their work in art galleries, or may work as freelance illustrators. The certificate provides the groundwork for training in the field of artist limited edition, hand-pulled prints. The program gives a basis for possible internships and paid apprenticeships as a studio assistant, or for work in a gallery or art supply store setting. More advanced printmaking students may progress to careers in the arts such as print curatorial work, or print dealing. Those pursuing careers in teaching will enhance their abilities to teach art by completing this certificate.
Students earning certificates could be prepared for employment in a variety of entry-level positions, as mentioned above. Generally speaking, the average rates of pay are relatively low at the entry level, although rates of pay and availability of such jobs vary. Individuals wishing to pursue freelance careers need to be able to combine the regular practice of creative skills with self-promotion and good business practices. A bachelor's or master's degree in art or art history is required for most career positions in museums and galleries. For students interested in an Associate degree, an Art major is available. More information about Art programs can be found at the Art Department website.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate appropriate use of art tools, materials and processes;
- demonstrate skills in visual analysis by identifying specific formal elements in works of art;
- achieve greater awareness of global traditions;
- synthesize and apply visual principles in works of art; and
- create a portfolio of edition prints.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence.
The requirements for the Art: Printmaking Certificate program are:
Complete 30 units from
- Art Certificate Requirements
- Printmaking Emphasis Requirements
|Art Certificate Requirements - complete 18.00 units|
|ART 3||Introduction to Art and Design||3.00|
|ART 4||Principles of Color||3.00|
|ART 5||Three Dimensional Design||3.00|
|ART 7A||Drawing and Composition 1||3.00|
|Complete a combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:|
|ART 1.1 AND||World Art History to 1500||3.00|
|ART 1.2 OR||World Art History Since 1500||3.00|
|ART 2.1 AND||History & Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric - Gothic Art||3.00|
|ART 2.2||History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art||3.00|
|Printmaking Emphasis Requirements - complete 12.00 units|
|ART 24||Introduction to the Art of Prints||3.00|
|ART 27A||Silkscreen Printmaking||3.00|
|ART 28A||Beginning Etching||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:|
|ART 27B||Silkscreen Printmaking||3.00|
|ART 28B||Intermediate Etching||3.00|
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.