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.
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
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 [email protected].
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.