Ball State offers courses of study in four kinds of printmaking: intaglio, lithography, relief, and serigraphy. Courses in these techniques of printmaking present a basic understanding of the media as well as methods to take advantage of the versatility of the processes. Students are expected to go beyond mere technical proficiency and must use the processes effectively to express innovative and personal ideas.

While personal means of creative expression such as drawing and painting are encouraged to create the print images when appropriate, these ideas are nurtured and developed by newer contemporary means, including photographic and digital technologies.

View full images of recent student and faculty work in our Printmaking Virtual Gallery.

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Todd Lepley's printmaking project
Teddy Lepley, printmaking major, won this year's Best of Show award for his beautiful and large book of etchings, Relations and Revelations, in The Illustrated Accordion exhibition at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Three of his works are also featured in the 2017 College Collective Exhibition that showcases the best in college book arts, ceramics, and photography at Flower City Arts Center in Rochester, New York.
School of Art
Art and Journalism Building (AJ) Room 401
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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