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BFA in Printmaking.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Nutonce, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. Nutonce

    Nutonce Member

    Joined: Oct 31, 2001 Messages: 786 Likes Received: 0
    Im considering it. Anyone know what opportunities await, if any?

    Let me know what the books wont tell me. explain as much as possible.
  2. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    there's some printmaker show here in town
    i've been pretty lazy about getting to it.
    if you think that'll help you transition into the printing field while also getting an art education, you're mistaken
  3. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    join the broke club...
  4. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    A homie of mine is actually doing the same exact thing.
  5. rental

    rental Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 1, 2001 Messages: 7,641 Likes Received: 2
    what do you mean high possiblilty? you will be broke
  6. biscuit

    biscuit New Jack

    Joined: Oct 27, 2004 Messages: 7 Likes Received: 0
    im getting my bfa in printmaking. its really great right now but i dont know what the future holds in store...
    you can work in a print shop making more popular artists prints.
    or you can become a popular artist.
    i dont know man. what the hell right?
    getting a bfa is kinda funny in general.
  7. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    actually, most printshops, especially shops that would be working with artists, have digital presses... which i doubt you'll learn about in a printmaking degree.
  8. Nutonce

    Nutonce Member

    Joined: Oct 31, 2001 Messages: 786 Likes Received: 0
    biscuit, whats outrageous is i actually believe i can become a popular artist.i sincerely believe im that good.

    vanity im not looking for the art education bs, i just want to learn everything about printmaking so i can market my own work in a professional format.

    biscuit, explain what you are learning while taking up this major.

    a masters in industrial design wouldnt hurt would it?
  9. gatita

    gatita Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004 Messages: 1,319 Likes Received: 1
    Printmaking is good, because like many other types of arts, if you get a BFA or any degree in it, you can pretty much go anywhere. Theres a lot of opportunities out there... tshirt design, clothing in general, poster, etc, all depending on what type youre concentrating in. Go for it, especially if you like it. Just find a way to make a good cash flow.
  10. lil'moco

    lil'moco Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 12, 2000 Messages: 143 Likes Received: 0
    If your degree applies to the broad spectrum of "print production" than you are potentially looking at a long stable career. As far as the general craft of printmaking you may have a tougher time. If you have the skills go for it.
  11. RoboThruster

    RoboThruster Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2004 Messages: 313 Likes Received: 0
    Whatever BFA you decide to do, its a good idea to get as much actual industry experience as possible while your actually doing your degree. Once you finish employers generally tend to care about who you've worked for in the past more than your degree. So go and volunteer to do shit wherever you can. Work on lots of projects ect... OR DIE (or be unemployed)
  12. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    The thing with printmaking is, its a specialized field, its not easy to do and a fair amount of the artist's i know cant produce prints for shit (aside from lino cuts.)
    I suggest you go for it if thats what you really want to do, but make sure you get full coverage on digital printing/repligraph process because that will be something im sure you going to have to deal with. Either way, good luck with whatever you choose to do.
  13. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...i have a bfa and there are lots of job oppurtunities out there...they are very competetive, but they are there...if all you want to do is make and show your own work, then all you need is really good work, a strong resume and a great portfolio...

    ...what are you going to focus on?...litho?...screenprinting?...digital?...
  14. Nutonce

    Nutonce Member

    Joined: Oct 31, 2001 Messages: 786 Likes Received: 0
    porque: i dont know what im going to focus on, i want to make and show my own work, what avenue do you suggest is best. im interested n all,explain them in depth if you can.

    -under the influence
  15. Nutonce

    Nutonce Member

    Joined: Oct 31, 2001 Messages: 786 Likes Received: 0
    thank you. explain all this digital printing/ repligraph process thing. what will i learn how to do, the program im looking at has no mention of this.