Printmaking, Master | University of Alberta | Edmonton, Canada
24 months
8874 CAD/year
4486 CAD/year
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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

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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

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  • International

    8874 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8874 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4486 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4486 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

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