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History of Printing & Printmaking
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal studies, including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%, and an overall average of 60%.
This lecture course traces the development of printing processes from the 15th century to the present in relation to the histories of art and design in Western culture. We examine how the growing sophistication of printing processes has had two dramatic results: freeing the visual artist from the confines of galleries and museums, and freeing the designer from the esotericism of the artists' prints. The range of topics covered includes: the inventions of movable type and the printing press, print publication and printmaking, book design and visual communication, and the impact of digital culture.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 2B31 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Priority registration for Printmaking majors.

Priority registration for this course will be lifted on August 1, 2011.

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated June 23, 2011 - 11:02 AM