THE MFA IN PRINT MEDIA PUSHES TOWARD THE HORIZON OF JUST WHAT A PRINT CAN BE WHILE GROUNDING OUR INQUIRY AND MAKING IN THE TRADITIONS OF CRAFT, COLLABORATION, AND COMMUNITY
WE EMBRACE MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORK WITHIN A PRINTMAKING PRACTICE TO INCLUDE DIGITAL WORKS, PERFORMANCE, VIDEO, INSTALLATION, AND MORE.
WE EXPAND THE NOTION OF EDITION TO INCLUDE THE OBJECT
WE WORK IN ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE AND DYNAMIC PRINT LABS IN THE COUNTRY
EVERY DOOR IS OPEN TO YOU: LARGE FORMAT DIGITAL LABS, DIGITAL FABRICATION LAB, WOOD, CERAMIC, AND METAL FACILITIES TO SUPPORT YOUR MAKING
MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN PRINT MEDIA is a 60-credit, two-year program with a flexible structure that facilitates a unique studio practice that is both independent and collaborative.
Print Media’s Studio is an epicenter of intense making, professional collaboration, and creativity, crossing pathways into industry, research, commercial applications, education, and the broad fields of fine art and design.
The print matrix’s capacity for unique, multiple, and widely distributed forms bridges the realms of fine art and mass media. Print Media supports the idea that a print can be an image or an object, or can take on site-specific concerns. Topics such as craft, originality, communication, entrepreneurship, consumerism, social engagement, propaganda, and protest are embedded in the curriculum.
The program offers a diverse range of traditional and emerging printmaking pathways, integrating new techniques and media to expand our capacity as makers and collaborators in the fine art, academic, and commercial realms.
Matthew Letzelter is an artist, a professional printer, and a professor at PNCA. In addition to being the chair of the MFA in Print Media program, he is director of Watershed, PNCA’s print publishing program. He received an MFA from Pratt Institute in 2003 and a BFA from the University of Florida in 1998, and spent years investigating science before focusing on art. Letzelter’s practice encompasses works on paper, paintings, and photography, with a focus on abstracted landscapes influenced by the confluence of industry and natural processes on man-made sites. Letzelter was a professional printer for Stinger Editions at Concordia University in Montreal and Derrière L‘Étoile Studio in NYC. He has worked with international artists, galleries, and museums on large- and small-scale print publishing projects. While living in New York City, he also worked for Petersburg Press and Suitcase Press, and as an assistant and professional printer for individual artists.