University of Alberta

24 months
10500 CAD/year
5575 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Art & Design’s Printmaking program at the University of Alberta is internationally recognized for its innovative teaching and creative research practices.


The basic areas of Printmaking program at the University of Alberta include relief, intaglio/etching, silkscreen, lithography and digital media. These printing processes provide artists with the opportunity to explore a wide array of graphic languages, work indirectly on images through a variety of materials including wood and metal, layer imagery, and combine drawing with photographic and digital imagery. 

Creatively Printmaking is an extremely fluid and dynamic medium that enables artists to work across a wide range of sensibilities and technical processes that encompass drawing, design, illustration, photography, digital media, book arts, as well as to explore ideas in inter-media, sculpture and installation. As a department we respect the traditions and foundation of Printmaking whilst fostering a desire to see it grow and evolve.


Careers available in this area include:

  • Practicing Artist
  • Cultural Sector—Art Gallery, Museum, Artist-run Centre, etc.
  • Designer (for students in the BDes Printmaking route)
  • Art Teacher (with after-degree in education)
  • Visual Art Professor/Instructor in Post-Secondary Institution

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Relief
  • Intaglio/Etching
  • Silkscreen
  • Lithography
  • Digital Media
  • Letterpress
  • Typography
  • Photography
  • Installation (through print)
  • Sculpture (through print)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta. 
  • An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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