The discipline of printmaking requires that the student understand the breakdown of an image into it's components of line, surface, color, texture, and format. The printmaking area is focused on helping students use their experience to learn more about themselves, how they create and how they can make creating art a permanent part of their lives. Students will be expected to develop skill in the articulation and presentation of ideas, to develop the ability to speak clearly about their own art and the art of others.
Printmaking offers a studio environment where students can work communally, encouraging the sharing of ideas and technical skills. Printmaking discipline is particularly accommodating and open to students who work in other studio areas because of its many and diverse methodologies. Our studios include:
All students enter the Art & Design Program as Bachelor of Arts (BA) candidates. Upon completion of the art and design foundations program, 60 semester hours at NKU and 27 semester hours in art, many areas encourage students to apply for admission to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree track.
The BA is a general studies degree, teaching the student about art and design from a broad point of view. Students have flexibility in what studio classes to take and can spend more time studying outside art and design while in college. This degree requires either a minor or an area of concentration outside of art and design, expounding upon the general studies thrust of this degree.
The minor in art is meant to give students an introduction to understanding many of the disciplines in art and design. Students take a condensed version of the art foundations core and course electives from many of art disciplines of their choosing with the art minor.
Careers in art and design are ripe with opportunities. The 21st century multi-media explosion along with the emergence of the web, smart phones and digital tablets has created opportunities for designers and artists like never before. Business and cultural organizations across the planet need compelling visual content for these modern technologies. Combined with new tools such as 3D printing the creative class is helping to revolutionize our world. Here are possible paths your NKU Art & Design education will prepare you for...