Printmaking Minor

The minor in Printmaking is designed for School of Visual Arts undergraduate students majoring in other areas who desire a strong grounding in print and book arts. Students gain experience and exposure to a variety of printmaking art forms and techniques that supplement and enrich their study in other disciplines.

Students may elect to complete a minor in printmaking by taking a selection of printmaking courses totaling 20 credits.  Drawing experience or the drawing courses AR 131 or 132 are recommended prerequisites for printmaking minors. It is suggested to begin with AR 250 Introduction to Printmaking. Alternatively, initial courses can be AR 447 Printmaking: Etching/Monotype, AR 448 Printmaking: Relief/lithography, or AR 518 Silkscreen.  Enrollment in the minor is by declaration, filed with the printmaking department and the Visual Arts Office.

Outline of Study

Curriculum requirements for the Printmaking Minor can be found on the Academic Bulletin.

Additional Information

Any BU Summer Term Printmaking course will also count towards the Printmaking minor.

BU Summer Term course schedule

Visual Arts minors are eligible to participate in the Venice Studio Arts program offered through BU Study Abroad.  This program, offered during the summer and the academic year, provides students with the opportunity to study visual arts and Italian culture.  All printmaking courses offered in Venice count towards the Printmaking minor.

Venice Studio Arts Program overview

Venice Studio Arts Summer Program overview

Declaring a Printmaking Minor

To declare a Visual Arts minor, students should obtain a Declaration of Minor Form from the college of their major. The staff of the School of Visual Arts will review and sign this form. The completed form must then be returned to the student’s major college. For more information, feel free to contact the Visual Arts office at 617-353-3371 or