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Friday, February 6, 2015

BFA Printmaking Midpoint Reviews Guidelines

PRINTMAKING Mid-Point Review Guidelines (Spring 2015):

All printmaking majors must participate in Mid Point Review before completing 6 hours of 3000-level printmaking courses. Midpoint reviews for Spring 2015 will be held by portfolio submission and verbal discussion with individuals.  The Printmaking Faculty evaluate each student’s progress on the form and in the discussion.

Portfolios Due Monday March 9, 2015 by 5pm at professor DeCaen’s office.
Verbal Reviews will be  Friday March 13, 1-5pm in the Critique room.

Highlight all Art and Art History classes.We can not accept one printed from MyUNT.
Portfolio must show basic knowledge of at least two (2) print media.
Limited Editions of Etchings, Lithographs, Relief Prints, and/or Screenprints.
Limited Editions of 3 or more identical prints.
Editions may be varied if marked so and have some element of non-replicable variation.
Mastery of printing and imaging techniques is critical for passing this part of review.
You may choose to substitute up to 2 limited editions with monotype/monoprint/altered print series of at least 3 prints in each series.  Each monoprint in a series should be more than color trial proofs or printing the same plate in different colors.
You may choose to substitute up to 2 limited editions with a fully realized Artist’s Book demonstrating investment in content, technique, and form for each substituted limited edition.
You may choose to substitute up to 2 limited editions with a print installation or sculptural print that has been carefully photographed.  Photos should be presented as at least 2 views of the print installationsculpture/ as high quality photographic prints at 8” x 10” each.
All prints must be complete, dry, flat, clean, undamaged, signed and numbered/annotated as appropriate. A portfolio case must completely enclose all the works.  all prints should conform to minimum margin sizes and be signed, numbered/annotated correctly.
At least two prints must be matted according to professional standards.
Matting Demonstrations will be held 3-5pm, Friday Feb 27th, 2015 .  These demonstrations will demonstrate standards for matting materials, methods, and craftsmanship.
5 examples of your best artworks created in other studio art classes.  Please make quality reproductions of the artworks for this category.  8” x 10” prints may be printed at the CVAD lab.
Students will demonstrate meaningful and cohesive content through verbal discussion.  The student should be prepared to address conceptual and contextual interests and inspirations.  The should be prepared to make a self-assessment describing perceived strengths, challenges, and plans for future development of their work.  (5 minutes)  After the discussion with the student, the faculty will discuss the score and decision in private.  The faculty will discuss the decision and summary of evaluation (5 minutes).  At this time the student should pay close attention and write careful notes. 
Required Items:
Mid Point Review Evaluation Form with top section (2 sides) completed by student.
An up-to-date Unofficial Transcript printed at the Registrar's office.
*Six Printmaking Projects:        
*  Presentation of Artworks
*  Supplementary Studio Work:
*  Verbal Participation in Review: Friday March 13, 1-5pm

Please pickup the Evaluation Form at the Critique Room door and familiarize yourself with the form prior to submitting your portfolio.  If you have questions, please contact professor DeCaen.