MICA's Printmaking major offers a broad range of studio experiences, from traditional to experimental, in our exceptional printmaking facilities.

The department's approach to the four major printmaking disciplines - relief, intaglio, lithography, and screenprinting - is fine arts-based, allowing you to realize your personal vision.

Program Overview

Exposure to techniques and directions such as book concepts, photo-printmaking, computer-assisted printmaking, collagraph, and monoprinting encourages interdisciplinary combinations of printmaking with other media. After a thorough exploration of various print media, you further develop personal content through independent experimentation and focus on the advanced processes of a chosen printmaking medium.

Professional Printmaking

Internships at Pyramid Atlantic in Washington, D.C. and at Dolphin Press + Print on campus allow you to produce limited edition letterpress books, broadsides, and editions in a variety of printmaking media, among other portfolio-building pieces. Our students also play a major role in the annual Baltimore Print Fair and work with major print galleries locally and in New York.

Featured Course

Globe Poster Remix

In 2011, MICA acquired many of Globe's assets — extensive wood type, photo and illustration cuts, hand-carved lettering, and sketches and posters. Using these materials, students will learn the crafts of letterpress printing and screenprinting through the lens of the vintage showcard print, from setting wood type to rainbow rolls to hand-cut blocks and rubyliths.

Etching by Katherine Charney
Artwork by Sophia Gallo
Print by Gabbi Grill
Masks by Will Chapman
Etching by Katherine Charney

Corner

Artist
Katherine Charney
Date
2018
Medium
Etching
Artwork by Sophia Gallo

Untitled

Artist
Sophia Gallo
Date
2018
Credit

Joseph Hyde

Print by Gabbi Grill

Opt In

Artist
Gabbi Grill
Date
2016
Medium
Screenprint
Masks by Will Chapman

Masks

Artist
Will Chapman
Date
2016
Medium
Screenprint
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