At Cranbrook Academy of Art, a “print” can be defined as anything that distributes information and images – a website, performance score, zine, a sound piece, or many more traditional forms. The Print Media MFA program at Cranbrook is the only solely studio-based program in the country that takes a holistic approach to print, tracing a lineage that connects 7th-century Chinese woodblocks to Internet memes and Twitter.
The central focus is to help students build work in dialogue with contemporary visual culture. The program does this by using all tools available for reproduction – from traditional processes like etching and silkscreen to manufacturing processes such as offset, UV printing, hydrographics, and the digital tools of mass media.
Students work with Artists-in-Residence to develop their unique voice and walk into their role as contemporary artists working with the tools and technologies of reproduction and distribution.
At Cranbrook, Print Media is the discipline of the information age. Each year, just 15 students are invited to study in their communal studio environment. The focus is not on classes or schedules, but on self-directed time in the studio working carefully with Artists-in-Residence on individual goals. Through technical demonstrations, seminars, and visiting artists, students get intellectual and hands-on experience with traditional and experimental printmaking.
Field trips and collaborative projects give students an intimate view of how contemporary art functions. The intense relationship with the Artists-in-Residence and rotating roster of visiting artists foster connections that carry on long after the two years of graduate study.
Application deadline is February 1. For more information about Cranbrook’s Print Media MFA program, visit cranbrookart.edu/Print-Media.
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