RISD's MFA program in Printmaking integrates new approaches to the medium with the great historical traditions, encouraging individual artistic growth through the exploration of printed multiples. Exposure to critical insights from faculty, visiting artists and print-world professionals leads to advanced personal work responsive to the issues defining the field.
Through this two-year program, students learn to master intaglio, lithography, screenprint, relief, and photo and digital methods, with special emphasis on one area. Intensive study of historical and contemporary prints in the RISD Museum of Art and other collections in the region provides students with invaluable contact with original works of art.
US News ranked RISD-Printmaking as the #1 Graduate School in 2013.