The printmaking program provides instruction in the traditional print mediums, photographic techniques, and emerging digital technologies. The traditional mediums of intaglio, relief printing, and lithography are the basic tools of the printmaker and the curriculum includes a thorough grounding in each medium and its applications. Contemporary practice includes knowledge of photographic techniques and digital technologies as mediums themselves and in combination with traditional mediums. The printmaking curriculum includes prepress and digital printing applications as fine art mediums. Advanced students are encouraged to explore their ideas through experimentation with the print processes of their choice.
The facilities provide a complete atelier for print production of intaglio, stone and plate lithography, relief printing, and serigraphy. There are also facilities for photographic techniques in each medium and access to digital production equipment including wide format printers.
The Visiting Printmakers Program, presented by the UNO Print Workshop, has provided students access to over 100 leading artists and printmakers in a working studio setting since 1976. Each artist visits UNO and collaborates with the workshop to produce a limited edition print. The advanced printmaking students assist the artists during the residencies and in the printing of the editions.