Printmaking is both an art and a science, blending elegance and precision, history and innovation. Through media-specific courses including etching, lithography, relief printmaking, serigraphy and photogravure, students learn how to create images and objects using the information technology of the present as well as that of previous centuries.
Past, present and futureStudents work with industry-standard facilities that mix traditional approaches with digital and nontoxic techniques. The printmaking department incorporates industrial, and often antique, reproductive processes into the fine arts context. These opportunities for learning lead to unparalleled career preparation, enhanced by internships, collaboration with renowned visiting artists and more.
Printmaking is offered in Atlanta with a minor in Savannah.
SCAD students have interned at prestigious galleries and print shops including Pace Prints, Robert Blackburn Printmaking workshop and Crown Point Press.
SCAD students gain exposure for their work through the Southern Graphics Council International conference, the largest printmaking conference in the world. SCAD's printmaking program coordinator has served as president of this organization. The event includes portfolio reviews, process demonstrations and panel discussions.
Advanced learning resources
Cutting-edge facilities include a shop capable of etching and relief from small scale up to 4 by 8 feet; letterpress, screenprinting, papermaking and lithography rooms; as well as corresponding digital and photographic processes.