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PARSONS > Printmaking



In this minor, students with an interest in printmaking can develop their practice in one or more media, by working with ideas and techniques fostered in their major, or by treating printmaking as another area of practice. This minor provides a scaffolded pathway for students to learn about visual culture, technologies, and craft through traditional and contemporary printmaking by making prints, experimenting with processes and ways of working, and discussing histories and contexts for printmaking and printed matter. Students will be expected to develop their ideas and understanding of their work, creating links between their visual thinking, creative process, and their visual work. The minor also gives students the opportunity to work toward a senior project or advanced projects that involve printing editions or self-publishing.

The Printmaking minor requires successful completion of 18 credits across two subject areas, as outlined in the chart below. 


A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the relationships between historical, cultural, social, or conceptual themes and making, both verbally and visually.
  • a competency in guiding and planning one’s own work process, schedule, and development of an advanced idea and final work, including mocking-up, iterative thinking, and good craft.
  • a competency in critique of peer work, with a focus on evaluating and giving feedback on work in progress.
  • strength in leading critique of one’s own work, including framing questions for feedback and receiving and engaging critique on work in progress.
  • strength in the usage of one or more printmaking medium, with attention to the use of media in relationship to content development in working process and final work.


Subject Area Course Options Requirements
Historical, Cultural, Social, or Conceptual Themes 3 credits
Techniques and Iterative Process 15 credits


Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School except those students at Lang and the Bachelors Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are completing a self-designed BA or BS in Liberal Arts, who are not permitted to declare minors. For students at Lang or the Bachelors Program for Adults and Transfer Students interested in pursuing a deeper study of this subject area, opportunities are available through the self-designed major in Liberal Arts. To explore this, contact an academic advisor or read more information about self-designed options for Lang or the Bachelors Program for Adults and Transfer Students.

The Printmaking minor requires an application for admission. 
For questions regarding this minor’s curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Julia Gorton, Assistant Professor of Communication Design, at