The printmedia area is an active laboratory of studio artists who engage traditional as well as contemporary practices in printmaking. The area reflects the multi-disciplinary and ever-evolving nature of the medium, which students learn to navigate and re/define. As such, the area emphasizes critical and creative thinking, interdisciplinary approaches and innovative research. Facilities accommodate research in relief, intaglio, lithography, screen printing, monoprinting and installation, among others. Faculty mentors work closely with students to expose them to new methods in contemporary art such as research as art, social and contextual practices. The aim is to engage students to think creatively within current practices and in relation to contemporary artists.