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Learning Outcomes

Last updated on May 20, 2019

The requirements, reviews, and curriculum for CCA's Printmedia program are designed such that graduating students successfully achieve the following program learning outcomes:

Technical Mastery

Students produce advanced work with technical mastery in one or more of the following areas: intaglio processes, lithography, relief, monotype, screen printing, book arts, photo print processes, digital and hybrid printmaking, and papermaking.

Cohesive Body of Work

The development of a cohesive body of work with developed and refined techniques, ideas, and concepts as shown in the required senior exhibition.

Digital Skills

Knowledge of how to use the computer to produce creative output and/or a digital portfolio.


The use of tools and skills to present one’s work verbally and in an exhibition in a professional manner for public viewing and critique is required. A senior show, digital portfolio, exhibition card, or digital announcement, artist resume and statement are required for graduation. Oral and written communication skills that support thoughtful, rigorous and well researched artistic endeavors.

Historical & Contemporary Perspective

Knowledge of historical and contemporary art practices and practitioners in the expanded field of printmaking. An openness to the many new facets of print media in current visual culture.

Health and Safety

Students have an understanding of best practices regarding health and safety in the studio. This is of particular importance due to the often collaborative nature of printmedia facilities.