Enjoy a hands-on way of bringing your creative vision to life. From making your own paper and ink to printing custom T-shirts and fine art, printmaking combines traditional and experimental techniques for a unique art experience.
As a printmaking student, you will learn how to operate a variety of printing presses and combine traditional tools with modern technology. You will learn all the major printmaking techniques ― relief, intaglio, screen printing, lithography and digital imaging ― while building skills for work in design and fine arts.
Learn skills that apply to a variety of art fields, such as crafting an artist's resume or creating a website.
Finish your education by presenting a thesis exhibition in professional gallery spaces.
Travel the World
Attend national printmaking conferences, galleries and museums in New York, Chicago and other major cities.
Launch Your Career
Open pathways to success after college such as museum or gallery work, commercial design or starting your own business.
What You’ll Study
Some of our most popular courses include Introduction to Printmaking and Screen Printing. Students also have the opportunity to make dye and paper from plants in our Natural Dye and Paper Garden or printmaking matrices by carving wood, etching metal or drawing on limestone.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Identifying and implementing incremental changes to enhance quality, efficiency and effectiveness
Attention to Detail
Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project
Identifying opportunities and creating and launching new ventures
Understanding cultural variation and adapting behaviors and communication styles accordingly
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Textile and Surface Designer
- Museum Staff
- Gallery Staff
- Professional Exhibiting Artist
Job Titles of Alumni
- Art Director
- Creative Director
- Fine Artist
- Principal Creative
- Shop Manager / Tattoo Apprentice
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $66,398
- Museums and Galleries
- Art Studios
- Technology Manufacturers
Employers of Alumni
- Richland Library
- Hubbell Incorporated
- University of South Carolina
- Gupta Media