The printmaking area of Illinois State University (ISU) has one full graduate assistantship available in their nationally competitive three – year MFA program. Beginning fall semester 2016, this assistantship entails a full tuition waiver, a stipend for duties assigned within the area, and an off-campus studio space in a cross-media community of graduate students in the School of Art.
Featuring dedicated classrooms for lithography and intaglio, each space occupies approximately 2,500 square feet. The intaglio studio has five presses and ventilated facilities for copper and zinc etching while the lithography studio has three ventilated presses and resources for stone, aluminum plate, and photolithographic processes. Relief, monotype, collagraph, digital, and letterpress are also taught and supported. The faculty members in these areas are Professor Sarah Smelser and Assistant Professor Morgan Prince. Both are active, practicing artists with national and international exhibition records.
A distinctive element in ISU’s printmaking program is Normal Editions Workshop (NEW). NEW is a printmaking research and publishing facility that produces limited edition prints with visiting artists throughout the United States and abroad. It is one of a few facilities of its kind housed within an academic setting. Veda Rives is its Interim Director, and also a practicing artist.
The full graduate assistantship requires twenty hours of work per week in the School of Art. Most printmaking graduate assistantship positions focus on assignments as teaching assistants with faculty, with some weekly hours assigned to assist undergraduate students outside of scheduled class meetings, or as hands-on studio assistants at Normal Editions Workshop.
Applications for these graduate assistantships will be accepted until February 1, 2016 or until the graduate assistantship position is filled. Questions about applications may be directed to Becky Fisher. Call (309) 438-2728 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information is available in the attached document. Access information on the web at: http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/art/graduate/mfa/.
Applications may be filed online at: http://admissions.illinoisstate.edu/apply/