MCAD’s print paper book major offers you an interdisciplinary experience of printmaking, hand papermaking, and the artists’ book.

In this program you will investigate traditional processes, new technologies, history, and critical contexts.

Expanding the definition, audience, and possibilities of these media, course offerings encourage you to develop your formal skills and craft while actively questioning how images, objects, and information are conceived and disseminated.

From your first compositions and critiques to real-world work experiences, through in-person and online classes, the BFA curriculum is a systematic process that transforms you from an MCAD student into a creative professional.

Year One: MCAD Community

  • Develop your place in the MCAD community through classes, critiques, student activities, and more
  • Explore your major options
  • Take foundation classes
    • Studio: technical skills and work ethic
    • Liberal arts: art history and vocabulary

Year Two: Focusing Interests

  • Declare print paper book as your major
  • Build concentrated visual arts skills, both conceptual and technical

Year Three: The Community of Practice

Year Four: The Professional World

  • Deepen your investigation of and commitment to your body of work
  • Participate in the Emerging Talent Showcase and share your work with potential employers
  • Develop and complete a semester-long project to culminate in the Commencement Exhibition

Print Paper Book Major Outcomes

  • Demonstrate foundational skills in traditional print, paper, and book arts processes.
  • Establish advanced technical skills, craft, and precision in individual pursuit.
  • Employ a variety of ways to combine print, paper and book arts techniques and concepts.
  • Create a cohesive body of work based on one’s own creative methodology.
  • Exhibit critical reading, writing, and speaking skills that address the field of contemporary art and one’s own position.
  • Reference historical and contemporary contexts for printmaking, papermaking, and book arts.

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