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Multiply your artistic talents with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, Printmaking Concentration

Printmaking has been an art form since ancient times. It is sometimes called the democratic art because it enables you to create multiple originals that can be sold at affordable prices to a broad audience. Today’s BFA degree in Studio Arts, Printmaking Concentration at Edinboro University brings fine art printmaking into the 21st century.

As a student, you’ll learn hand-printed methods such as screen printing, relief (woodcut, linocut), intaglio (etching, engraving) and lithography. Professors and peers will help you hone your skills, using direct drawing, photographic techniques and electronic and digital imagery. You will have the opportunity to work with visiting artists, apply for an internship at a community-based printmaking studio and participate in on-campus organizations such as Print Club, the Student Art League, Chimera and Egress Press and Research, our own professional fine art publishing studio.

There is no portfolio review prior to admission. Just bring your passion for the arts and a desire to work hard in a multidisciplinary, highly supportive environment.

Expert Faculty

expert faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

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Talented Students

talented students

Student competitions, gallery exhibitions and portfolio development help students prepare for life as professional artists. With the knowledge and skills they gained at EU, graduates enjoy success across the U.S. and around the world.

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A Place to Create

a place to create

Edinboro students thrive in an exciting, artistic environment. Visiting artists provide inspiration, student organizations offer support, and exceptional studio facilities enable them to develop their own personal aesthetic.

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Edinboro University’s Art Department is accredited by National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).

Why Choose Edinboro?

Studios designed to enhance your creativity. Explore different printmaking techniques and styles in our expansive fine arts facilities. Our photo processing and washout room houses large exposing units for screen printing, photolithography and polymer plate processing, as well as a Hollander beater and paper press used for paper-making. Two well-ventilated studios house specialized equipment such as:

Hydraulic pneumatic RAM press.

Three intaglio presses up to 42” x 72”.

Three lithographic presses up to 30” x 50”.

Alumni put their imprint on the world.

Students graduating with a BFA in Studio Arts - Printmaking find employment working in screen-printing studios or at fine art publishing companies. Some follow their entrepreneurial spirit to open their own print shops or pursue a Master of Fine Arts to further refine their knowledge and teach at the college level. Here are a few alumni stories:

Rachel Saul Rearick (BFA ’06) - Arts and Culture Manager, Allegheny County Airport Authority .

Chris Bencivenga and Becki Hollen (BFA ’07) - Printmakers, illustrators and co-founders of Everyday Balloons Print Shop in central Pennsylvania.

Find yourself in our vibrant community of artists.