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    Dec 05, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Art with a concentration in Printmaking, BFA

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Our Printmaking program supports students in their development of a personal vision and studio practice informed by a rich tradition and ever-expanding approaches to imagemaking. In our careully maintained printmaking studios students explore intaglio, relief, lithography, screen printing, monotype, artist’s bookmaking and interdisciplinary processes integrating both handmade and photo/digital matrixes. ­­

Our Printmaking faculty are nationally and internationally recognized professional artists who train students with technical skills, instill a sense of conceptual rigor, promote creative research and mentor students for professional development opportunities. Our program collaborates with print businesses in the region to offer students industry experience and develop professional networks. The Printmaking Association of North Texas Students (PANTS) organizes exhibitions, community events, field trips, fund raisers, awards, visiting artist events and portfolio exchanges.

Students pursuing the BFA create a substantial portfolio of artworks that culminates in a group exhibition.

Program requirements

Admission requirements

In addition to the university admission requirements, applicants to the College of Visual Arts and Design must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Freshman applicants must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher, or an English ACT score of 18 or higher.
  • Transfer applicants (including those transferring from another major within the university) must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Students who do not meet the minimum requirements listed above may submit a one-page support document/images that may be taken into consideration during the admission process. At the time of the application, this optional document/images should be submitted to Applicants admitted under these circumstances will be admitted on a conditional basis. They will be required to earn a GPA of 2.5 during their first semester to continue as a major or pre-major in the college.

Pre-major requirements

See Studio Art pre-major  requirements.

General degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a major in studio art will meet the following requirements:

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 total semester hours of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as specified under the “General University Requirements ” in the Academic section of this catalog and the College of Visual Arts and Design  requirements.

Printmaking concentration

6 hours from Menu 3

Art electives

15 hours of art electives (12 advanced)


For all students seeking a major in the College of Visual Arts and Design, a grade of C or above must be earned in every art-based course required in the College of Visual Arts and Design (completed in residence or transferred to UNT) to be considered for credit toward a CVAD degree.  A grade of D or below will not satisfy any art-based course requirements, electives or prerequisites.

Entry review

Students who wish to be in the printmaking concentration must participate in the Printmaking Entry Review during their second Menu 1 printmaking course. Students must pass the Printmaking Entry Review in order to proceed to the 4000-level (Menu 2) printmaking courses. Reviews are offered in Fall and Spring semesters only. Students who wish to be in the printmaking concentration are discouraged from taking Menu 1 courses during a summer term. If they do so, they must participate in the Entry Review during the Fall semester and will not be permitted to enroll in 4000-level printmaking courses until the Entry Review is passed. Students who do not pass Entry Review may request permission to resubmit an improved portfolio for review the following long semester. Failure to pass the review after two attempts will automatically eliminate the student from the printmaking program.

Minor requirements

No minor is required.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum Requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Visual Arts and Design Student Services Office, Art Building, Room 232.

Other requirements

  • 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.
  • 36 hours of art (including at least 12 advanced hours) must be completed at UNT.
  • Transfer course work substituted for required UNT art courses must be approved by a student’s faculty advisor during the degree audit process.
  • A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only a grade of C (2.0) or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements.

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