The Book Arts and Printmaking MFA program at the University of the Arts (UArts) consists of an interdisciplinary curriculum aimed at facilitating the exploration of the relationship between image and text, material and process, and its vast potential in the multiplicity of .
Students develop contemporary studio practices that are uniquely based on the intersection of printmaking, book art, and papermaking. The program champions the union of the head and the hand, and of the technical and the conceptual, and promotes critical contemporary discourse while providing insight into historical precedents in the disciplines of paper, book and print. In addition, it promotes the practice of new media and digital technologies.
Masterclasses and critiques are held annually by renowned professionals in the field. The roster includes Julie Chen, Erin Zona, Daniel Kelm, Karen Kunc, Julia Miller, Mark Thomas Gibson, Judith Brodsky, Betty Bright, Mindell Dubansky, Lesley Dill, Ruth Fine, Johanna Drucker and Willie Cole.
Located in Center City Philadelphia, the program leverages the city’s resources through museum and special collection visits, off-campus courses, and internships. Our experienced faculty is made up of professionals in their fields and their work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. UArts alumni are a diverse group who excel in careers in museums and nonprofit organizations, independent studios, conservation labs, universities, and publishing houses.
Learn more about the University of the Arts’ Book Arts and Printmaking MFA program.