Non-toxic Printmaking Advanced Certificate

In an immersive, two-course graduate certificate, you'll gain comprehensive knowledge of printmaking and aesthetic applications through design, principles, production, and print creation.


Technical training and retraining for artists and printmaking professionals seeking a comprehensive working knowledge of non-toxic printmaking techniques, including a study of methodology and aesthetic applications. In the advanced certificate in non-toxic printmaking, you’ll learn the fundamentals of print creation, and applied skills for current and emerging industry and career demands. Students incorporate industry best practices and principles through the design and production of printmaking projects.

What is a Graduate Certificate?

A graduate certificate, also called an advanced certificate, is a selection of up to five graduate level courses in a particular area of study. It can serve as a stand-alone credential that provides expertise in a specific topic that enhances your professional knowledge base, or it can serve as the entry point to a master's degree. Some students complete an advanced certificate and apply those credit hours later toward a master's degree.


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Curriculum for Non-toxic Printmaking Adv. Cert.

Non-toxic Printmaking, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
Printmaking I
This course is designed to introduce advanced printmaking technical concepts and techniques. The focus will be on intaglio printmaking research and how to creatively apply techniques that will result in sophisticated works of art. Course may be retaken. ** Fee: A materials fee is required for this course**. (his course is restricted to Graduate College of Art and Design students.) Studio 6 (Fall, Spring).
Photo Print Processes
This course explores photographic printmaking techniques, including screenprinting on paper and glass surfaces. Course content and discussions will focus on the relationship and relevancy of printmaking processes to photographic imagery. At the completion of this course, students will understand the formal and conceptual implications of media, process and form. **Fee: A materials fee is required for this course, and an additional course fee applied via student account** Studio 6 (Fall or Spring).
This course will be a comprehensive introduction to non-toxic silkscreen printing concepts and techniques. Organized to create a broad introductory experience, the course will focus on the expansion of problem solving and skill building within the context of screenprinting. The course will address a wide variety of media, tools, techniques both traditional and technological and the theoretical concepts to facilitate skill development and experimentation with process. Accumulative aspects of the curriculum will include the exploration of historical and cultural concepts of materiality and the multiple, intertwined aspects of personal interpretation and experience. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course** Studio 6 (Fall, Spring).
Total Semester Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in non-toxic printmaking, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete an online graduate application. Refer to Graduate Admission Deadlines and Requirements for information on application deadlines, entry terms, and more.
  • Submit copies of official transcript(s) (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work, including any transfer credit earned.
  • Hold a BFA or MFA, or be recognized as a master printer or professional print maker.
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required. Refer to Application Instructions and Requirements for additional information.
  • Not all programs require the submission of scores from entrance exams (GMAT or GRE). Please refer to the Graduate Admission Deadlines and Requirements page for more information.
  • Submit a portfolio. Refer to Graduate Portfolio Requirements for more information.
  • Submit a personal statement of educational objectives. Refer to Application Instructions and Requirements for additional information.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit official test scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. Students below the minimum requirement may be considered for conditional admission. Refer to Graduate Admission Deadlines and Requirements for additional information on English language requirements. International applicants may be considered for an English test requirement waiver. Refer to the English Language Test Scores section within Graduate Application Materials to review waiver eligibility.

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