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Printmaking, B.F.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
San Francisco, CA, United States
Printmaking merges some of the oldest artistic processes of replication with the newest. The curriculum of the Printmaking program of San Francisco Art Institute provides students the opportunity to work with lithography, intaglio, screenprinting, letterpress, artists’ books, and relief. Digital methods for the production of two- and three-dimensional works are integrated throughout.
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Overview

Artists who use printmaking at SFAI critically examine such concepts as multiplicity, reproducibility, and the “matrix” of the print in relation to contemporary art practice, ranging from popular to “high art” forms. Students of the Printmaking program of San Francisco Art Institute also expand ideas of display, exploring the full range of exhibition possibilities from traditional print editions to sculptural, installation-based, and interactive approaches.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students learn three to four major print media beyond Introduction to Printmaking. This would include Intaglio, Lithography, Artist Books, and/or Multiplicity.
  • Students gain a specialization and the beginning of an expertise in at least one major print media upon graduation.
  • Students complete a body of work, including an artist statement, which fundamentally addresses the work, both aesthetically and technically.
  • Students have a one-person exhibit in the Ascension Gallery. This work must be done in the Senior year and must be a cohesive body of work. One or more Printmaking faculty reviews this exhibit.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Practice
  • Beginning Printmaking
  • Intermediate Printmaking
  • Advanced Printmaking
  • Digital Tools for Printmakers
  • Letterpress for Artists

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Online application, including the $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Portfolio and artist statement (BFA applicants only)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official high school/secondary school transcript(s) or CHSPE/GED certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22832 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22832 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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