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The Printmaking and Drawing concentration offers the opportunity to explore one of the most exciting areas of contemporary art. The concentration provides a comprehensive education in printmaking, drawing and mixed media that fosters innovation while sustaining traditions. By exploring traditional and nontraditional approaches in printmaking, drawing and mixed media, such as the integration of digital media, students develop a diverse set of technical skills and expand their conceptual vocabulary while discovering methods for personal creative expression and the development of ideas. Faculty encourages experimentation and interdisciplinary approaches to art making.

The School of Art’s Visiting Artists Program supports the Printmaking and Drawing Concentration by introducing students to a diverse group of artists brought in to teach, exhibit and critique student work. The Weatherspoon Art Museum expands our classrooms through an active exhibition schedule of internationally recognized artists, a vibrant artist talk series, and through its vast collection of paintings, drawings and prints.

Printmaking and Drawing Faculty

Barbara Campbell Thomas

Barbara Campbell Thomas

Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas

Bryan Ellis

Bryan Ellis

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Rob Igoe

List of Courses

These courses are required by the Printmaking and Drawing concentration. For a suggested schedule of courses for Printmaking and Drawing students, see the schedule at the bottom of this page. For more information on these and other available courses, see the UNCG course bulletin.

For students entering UNCG 2014-2015, these core courses are required for the Printmaking and Drawing concentration. All other students should check the appropriate Undergraduate Course Bulletin.

  • Foundation Program (27 s.h.)
  • 3 Art History (ARH) courses above the 100 level
  • ART 221, 322, 326, 328, 329, 420 (18 s.h.)
  • 2 courses from the following: ART 349, 428, 429, 529 (6 s.h.)
  • 3 Art or related electives (It is recommended that these courses be at the 300 level or above) (9 s.h.)
  • ART 340 Concepts in Time-Based Media
  • ART 341 Letters, Signs, & Symbols
  • ART 344 Digital Darkroom
  • ART 345 Introduction to Web Design
  • ART 348 Metal Sculpture
  • ART 373 Design Methods for the Crafts
  • ART 384 Photojournalism and Documentary Photo
  • ART 385 Photography II
  • ART 388 Photography II
  • ART 485 Photography III
  • ART 387 Color Photography
  • ART 441 Books and Images
  • ART 442 Image Sequencing/Sequential Images
  • ART 445 Three-Dimensional Design
  • ART 446 Graphic Design
  • ART 485 Advanced Critique in Photography
  • ART 529 Multi-Media Print
  • ART 540 Digital Visualization and Methods
  • ART 545 Interactive Web Design
  • ART 592 Prof. Practices, Aesthetics, and Prep. for the Visual Artist

All seniors enrolled in the BFA programs must exhibit their work in the annual Senior Exhibition, held each Spring and Fall semester. Students are encouraged to consult the UNCG Undergraduate Bulletin for course descriptions.

Suggested Course Schedule

This list outlines the schedule of courses recommended for majors in the Printmaking and Drawing concentration. For more information on courses and requirements, see the UNCG course bulletin.

University Minimums: 128 Hours Required, 36 at or above the 300 level.

Foundation Program in Studio Art

Studio Foundation Program Courses:

  • Foundation Semester 1: ARH 110, ART 105, ART 120, ART 140 and ART 150 (fall)
  • Foundation Semester II: ARH 111; ART 220, ART 240 and ART 253 (spring)

Semester III

  • ARH 112
  • ART 221
  • Art History (above 100 level)
  • Art Elective
  • General Education (select two courses. If available schedule one with a GL, GN, SI or WI marker)
  • Recommended 15 – 18 credit hours

Semester IV

  • ART History (above 100 level)
  • ART 322
  • ART 349, 428, 429, 529 (Select a course, 2 of 4 required)
  • ART 340, 341, 344 (select one of two required)
  • General Education (select two courses. If available schedule one with a GL, GN, SI or WI marker)
  • Recommended 15 – 18 credit hours

Semester V

  • ART History (above 100 level)
  • ART 326
  • ART 349, 428, 429, 529 (select a course, 2 of 4 required)
  • ART or related Electives (select advanced design courses from those numbered in the 300’s and 400’s. 340, 341, 381, 384, 385, 387, 388, 441, 442, 445, 446, 481)
  • General Education (select one course. If available, schedule a course with a GL, GN, SI or WI marker)
  • Recommended 15 -18 credit hours

    Semester VI

  • ART 349, 428, 429, 529 (select a course, 2 of 4 required)
  • ART 328
  • ART 393 Practicum/Internship in Art Careers (select this for up to 3 credit hours of internship credit). This course is optimal for those seeking professional training. This course can count as an Art or related elective.
  • ART 496 Special Problems Studio (this course is recommended for students who are extremely self-motivated and directed, and ready to pursue a body of work under the direction of a full-time faculty member). This course is optional, and counts as an Art or related elective.
    General Education (complete General Education requirements)
  • Recommended 15 -18 credit hours

Semester VII

  • ART 349, 428, 429, 529 (select a course, 2 of 4 required)
  • ART 329
  • Please select courses from another discipline within the School of Art or College from a degree audit.
  • ART 496 (Special Problems Studio; may be repeated for credit)
  • ART 393 practicum/Internship in Art Careers (select this for up to 3 credit hours of internship credit). This course is optimal for those seeking professional training. This course can count as an Art or related elective.
  • Recommended 15 credit hours

Semester VIII

  • Please select courses from another discipline within the School of Art or College from a degree audit.
  • ART 592 Professional Practices, Aesthetics and Preparation for the Visual Artist (highly recommended)
  • ART 496 (Special Problems Studio; may be repeated for credit)
  • ART 393 practicum/Internship in Art Careers (select this for up to 3 credit hours of internship credit). This course is optimal for those seeking professional training. This course can count as an Art or related elective.
  • Select other courses of interest from another discipline within the School of Art or College
  • Recommended 15 credit hours

To earn a BFA in Art with a studio concentration in four years, you must average 15 credit hours per semester. In at least three of the eight semesters within the four-year time period, you must take an 18 credit hour course load.

Seniors must participate in an experience which will prepare them for the professional world of exhibiting. All studio art majors are required to enter the annual Senior Exhibition. This exhibition is competitive; works are selected for an installation in the Gatewood Gallery in the Studio Arts Building.