BFA in Art, Printmaking


The printmaking area introduces beginning students to a broad range of techniques, and fosters personal growth, while offering an in-depth investigation to upper level and graduate students. While traditional and contemporary approaches to lithography and intaglio are emphasized, the area and studios facilitate work in relief, screen-printing, and photomechanical processes. Specialized techniques such as mezzotint, metal engraving, drypoint, monotypes, paper casting, digital explorations, and bookmaking are also available to you. All the students in the area are part of the ECU printmaking guild. This student-run organization was established to coordinate field trips, visit artists’ workshops, and provide support for attending print-related conferences. You are encouraged to take classes in different areas in the School of Art and Design as well as general academic courses to strengthen your intellectual background and better prepare you for future artistic endeavors.

Printmaking offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) concentration intended to promote an individual’s development in a concept driven specific media to develop a cohesive professional and well supported portfolio or book of prints. The 30 credit printmaking curriculum within the undergraduate degree aims to prepare students with a strong knowledge of printmaking techniques, develop concepts and content of one’s own work and become aware of contemporary issues as an artists. The goal of the BFA curriculum in printmaking is to mentor the conceptual and technical growth of an individual in order to prepare them for professional studio practice, encourage the development of their understanding of materials and techniques for related jobs in the field, and/or mentor an individual for graduate school to further pursue their vision and career path relating to printmaking.

For more information, please contact:

Matthew Egan, Associate Professor of Printmaking and Foundations

School of Art and Design
Leo Jenkins Fine Art Center
Mail Stop 502

College of Fine Art and Communications
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC  27858  USA