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  • Printmaking (Minor)

  • Overview

    The Printmaking minor is offered through Parsons School of Design.

    In this minor, students with an interest in printmaking can develop their practice in one or more media by working with ideas and techniques drawn from 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 are expected to develop their ideas and understanding of their work, creating links between their visual thinking, their 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 in two subject areas, as outlined in the chart below.

    Curriculum

    Subject AreaSample CoursesCredits
    Historical, Cultural, Social, or Conceptual ThemesPLAH 2217 Pop: Art & Popular Culture
    PLAH 2600 History of Modern & Contemporary Art: Lecture/
    PLAH 2601 History of Modern & Contemporary Art: Recitation
    PLDS 2190 History of Design: 1850-Present: Lecture
    PLDS 2191 History of Design: 1850-Present: Recitation
    PLVS 1060 NYC: Zine Culture
    3
    Techniques and Iterative ProcessPAGD 1096 Photo Lithography
    PAGD 1098 Graphic Design and Silkscreen
    PAGD 1250 Silkscreen
    PSAM 2501 Introduction to Printmaking
    PSAM 2502 Introduction to Printmaking: Intensive
    PSAM 2510 Etching
    PSAM 2511 Photo Etching
    PSAM 2520 Screenprint
    PSAM 2521 Screenprint: Digital
    PSAM 2524 Screenprint: Fashion
    PSAM 2530 Lithography
    PSAM 2542 Image and Text
    PSAM 2543 Relief Printmaking: Integrated
    PSAM 2550 Artists' Books: Introduction
    PSAM 2565 Letterpress: Handset Type
    PSAM 3511 Advanced Etching
    PSAM 3540 Mixed Media Printmaking
    PSAM 3550 Artists' Books: Editions/
    PSAM 3550 Artist's Books: Narrative
    PSAM 3520 Advanced Screenprint
    PSAM 4500 Printmaking Senior Studio
    PSAM 3551 - Artist's Books Topics: Design, Politics, and Action in Publishing
    PSAM 3575 Concepts: Printmaking in the Public Realm
    15

    Learning Outcomes

    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
    • Competency in guiding and planning their own work process, schedule, and development of an advanced idea and final work, including mocking up, iterative thinking, and good craft
    • Competency in critique of peer work, with a focus on evaluating and giving feedback on work-in-progress
    • Strength in leading critique of their own work, including framing questions for feedback and receiving and engaging with critique on work-in-progress
    • Strength in the use of one or more printmaking media, with attention to the use of media in relationship to content development in working process and final work

    Eligibility

    The Printmaking minor is available to all undergraduate students at The New School but requires an application for admission.

    For questions regarding this minor's curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Shana Agid, Associate Professor of Arts, Media, and Communication, at agids@newschool.edu.

    How to Declare, Change, or Apply to a Minor

    General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.

    An application is required for admission to this minor. Access the application form by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.

    To start a minor in the fall, submit your application by March 1. Notification of decision on minor applications happens by April 1.

    To start a minor in the spring, submit your application by October 1. Notification of decision on minor applications happens by November 1.

  • Take the Next Step

    Contact your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit with your degree requirements.

    Declare or change a minor on my.newschool.edu in the Academics tab. Note that some minors require an application.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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