About this Gallery
The department’s approach to the four major printmaking disciplines—relief, intaglio, lithography, and screenprinting—is fine-art based, allowing you to realize your personal vision. Wide exposure to traditional and contemporary techniques and directions such as book concepts, photo-printmaking, computer-assisted printmaking, collagraph, and monoprinting encourages interdisciplinary combinations of printmaking with other media or installations. You can gain experience in papermaking at a professional papermill at Pyramid Atlantic, and then return to MICA to create traditional papers at the department’s paper lab. After a thorough technical exploration of the various print media, you further develop personal content through independent experimentation and focus on the advanced processes of a chosen printmaking medium. A generous number of printmaking and other studio electives allow you to adapt the major to fit your individual interests and talents. In a year-long senior thesis, you develop a personal direction through both a written thesis statement and a sustained body of work.