The Printmaking program operates in the manner of an integrated community, including all students in the same critical environment of class, workshop, and dialogue (critiques or other). The graduate program operates in conjunction with the undergraduate program that stimulates and complements the development of ideas within this community of artists/printmakers. Everyone is challenged; everyone benefits. Community service and professional interaction continues with student-operated, monotype workshops open to the community outside the university.
The program's definitive focus is on comprehensive aesthetic, conceptual issues without limitations or compromises. Students in Printmaking are doers and thinkers, able to operate from comprehensive resources with independence assured. Consistent availability of classes, facilities, and faculty is a critical component of this design and its delivered promise.