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Studio Art (B.F.A.) - Printmaking Specialization

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Freedom of expression.

Printmakers, as artists of the 21st century, have extensive possibilities to contribute to a wide range of professions related to the discipline. Graphic design, fibers, painting, photography, film and more are closely linked to this tradition. The printmaking area offers traditional and experimental intaglio, relief, letterpress, screenprint, monoprint and monotype experiences. Students explore a wide variety of technical and conceptual approaches to these mediums, developing personal vocabularies and content through the completion of limited editions, broadsides, portfolio exchanges, serial projects and installations. A major in studio art with a printmaking specialization prepares graduates for careers as fine artists, graduate study in fine arts and entry-level positions in art and graphic design.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong skills in art or design.
  • Work well with technology.
  • Are committed to developing your talent.
  • Have a creative, expressive, curious personality.
  • Like to draw.

Career Opportunities

  • Studio artist
  • Art director
  • Advertising artist/illustrator
  • Museum administrator/curator
  • Screenprinter

Recent Employers

  • Brookings Arts Council
  • Highpoint Center for Printmaking
  • Graduate school
  • Self-employed

Internship Opportunities

  • Good Roots Farm and Gardens LLC
  • Daktronics
  • Rehfeld’s Art and Framing
  • South Dakota Art Museum
  • Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.