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Northwest Missouri State University

Printmaking Major

Art: Studio major with emphasis in Printmaking

Why Major in Printmaking?

Art majors with an emphasis in printmaking gain skills and techniques in many areas of printmaking such as monoprinting, intaglio, relief and digital processes. Faculty ensure students have experience with all methods of printmaking and the ability to print editions in each medium. 

Minor in Art

A minor in art teaches students the fundamentals of drawing, design and medieval or renaissance to present day art. After taking the required courses, students can customize their minor from a list of approved electives. For a list of required courses, visit the academic catalog. This minor requires the completion of 24 credit hours.

Career Opportunities

placement rate

95% of art majors find employment or continue their education within six months of graduation. Jobs and professions related to this major include:

  • Artist
  • Print making teacher
  • Art gallery owner

Career Ready. Day One.

Northwest ensures students are career ready, day one through internships, field experiences and networking opportunities. Read Hannah's story »

Hannah is Career ready. Day One.

Profession-Based Learning Experiences

Juried exhibitions

Juried exhibitions allow students to submit their artwork for critique, and jurors select works that may be displayed at future exhibitions.

Celebration of Quality

Students are encouraged to submit their best work for presentation at the annual Celebration of Quality, an interdisciplinary symposium spotlighting exceptional student work throughout campus.


Although internships are not required, they are highly encouraged to ensure students are career-ready at graduation.

QuoteGraphic design and printmaking are very similar. It is like graphic design, but not on the computer. I enjoyed the graphic design feeling, but printmaking gets you off the computer and for a more physical approach to form art.Quote

Nate Matt
Omaha, Nebraska

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their own academic development. Faculty members supervise short-term study abroad programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available – faculty-led and traditional study abroad.

The traditional program can be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions.

For more information about study abroad opportunities »

The Northwest Difference

The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and
2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.