Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

3 years
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Become a master of Studio Art focusing on Printmaking!
This broad and intensive terminal degree experience focuses on intellectual and creative growth, fostering the students' practice and preparing them for a lifetime of accomplishment and meaningful contribution as culture creators. The program frames the individual needs of each student through the development of conceptual, aesthetic and technical skills.

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Why Earn a Studio Art Master’s with a Concentration in Printmaking?

The Studio Art M.F.A. Printmaking program integrates creative research, contemporary theory, and studio practice culminating in a solo exhibition.

While in the Studio Art M.F.A. program, you will engage in fine art critical practice using ideas and methodologies from across all seven disciplines in the College of Visual Arts and Design. Housed in a world-class Tier 1 research institution, the vibrant cultural capitals of Dallas and Fort Worth are a short drive from the UNT Art Building.

Our graduate programs are led by engaged artists and educators who are recognized nationally and internationally for their intellectual and creative research. The studio art faculty are passionate and work to ensure that students realize their potential.

We are proud of the diverse means of research modes and art-making processes in our program and the many successes of our M.F.A. graduates who make their impact through creative inquiry, scholarship and innovation. Our M.F.A. students are passionate, skilled, dedicated and have a unique vision.

Marketable Skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Advanced craftsmanship
  • Teamwork
  • Advanced oral and written communication
  • Advanced multiple approach assessment

Studio Art Master’s with a Concentration in Printmaking Highlights

Access to a diverse collection of printmaking assets including four lithography presses, seven relief, intaglio and monotype presses and a large assortment of ink rollers and brayers, lithography stones, squeegees, intaglio hand tools and mokuhanga tools.
A letterpress room within the studio that houses two restored clam-shell letterpresses and a Vandercook letterpress.
A series of rooms for photo-print processes including a dark room with three exposure units and a photopolymer platemaker, a screen-drying room and wash-out room.
A dedicated etching room with vertical tanks for Ferric Chloride-based intaglio etching.
Graduate courses include the M.F.A. Seminar, Professional Practices, M.F.A. Theory and Rotating Topics Courses.
The CVAD Printmaking Studio includes two spacious light-filled open-concept classroom spaces for lithography, intaglio, relief and monotype and one for screen printing and bookmaking.

What Can You Do With a Studio Art Master’s with a Concentration in Printmaking?

This degree will prepare graduates for diverse career pathways in the following areas.

  • Education
  • Museum work
  • Entrepreneurship,
  • Commercial industry
  • The arts

Employment opportunities include working as a

  • Professor, lecturer, or technician at a college or university;
  • General art teacher in elementary/high schools; or workshop leader.
  • Fine artist in professional studio practice
  • Exhibitions producer
  • Public art creator or collaborator on interactive spaces.

Printmakers may join co-operatives with other printers and develop small businesses selling commercial items featuring their work. Graduates may be self-employed business owners or work for manufacturers or large-scale studios.

Additional employment opportunities include the creation of branded merchandise, posters, sign making, gallery curation and management.

Overall employment of fine artists is projected to grow 14% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Studio Art Master’s with a Concentration in Printmaking Courses You Could Take

Seminar in University Art Teaching (3 hrs)
Study of problems unique to university art faculty; professional practices in various fields of art teaching.
Praxis: Rotating Topics (3 hrs)
Readings, discussion and/or studio exploration of various art issues. Praxis graduate seminars are intensive topical or single discipline-based courses which encourage innovation, the development of a new method, idea and results. Seminars vary in structure offering a blend of reading/writing/presentation/discussion and studio practice/group critique.
Professional Practices for the Studio Artist (3 hrs)
Introduces and examines a wide range of strategies for developing a professional practice as a working visual artist.
M.F.A. Project In Lieu of Thesis Research (3 hrs)
Art research and practice for creative project in lieu of thesis. Typically taken with project in lieu of thesis supervisory committee chair in consultation with the supervisory committee.
M.F.A. Project in Lieu of Thesis (3 hrs)
Art research and practice for creative project. Students present project as an exhibition, oral defense, project report, artist statement, portfolio of outcomes.
Topics in Studio Art (3 hr)
Variable topics course designed to explore concepts and processes in art-making that go beyond the normal curricular parameters of traditional studio disciplines.

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