2013-14 Unit Plan
Design and Printmaking

Mission Statement

The mission of the Butte College Printmaking Program is to assist students in acquiring experience in working with materials and techniques employed in the production of fine art printmaking and digital printmaking. Students experience a wide variety of materials and techniques, and are encouraged to employ critical thinking, research, and creative problem solving in the creation of their projects and assignments.  Provide students the working knowledge of the industry. From design concept, construction of product, distribution and selling of merchandise from the designer and manufacturing level through the retail and ultimately, the consumer. This program introduces students to the study, practice, and history of contemporary printmaking, and the techniques and tools used in various printmaking.

Program Description

After working directly with CSU Chico and hiring the full-time professor in the CSU Chico Printmaking program as a consultant, the ADAD department decided to go move forward and begin to build the Butte Printmaking program: moving into the new ARTS building, aquiring new equipment and bringing full-time faculty into the position of teaching and managing the program.
We presently offer two printmaking courses:
ART 22, Screen Printing, and
ART 23, Relief Printing

Future Development Strategy

Strategy 1

Expand Printmaking course offerings

Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning

  • Supporting Rationale
    Students transfering to CSU Chico, or another university, need skill sets and training that can only be provided with expanded course offerings. A single semester in printmaking will introduce students to the techniques and skill sets needed, but to become competent in the use of tools and equipment, students need to repeat the techniques and apply their knowledge.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Supports Previous Program Review Recommendations
  • Increasing student success
  • Strategy 2

    Develop an interface with local community art galleries to provide exhibition space for Printmaking students.

    Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning

  • Supporting Rationale
    Having students interface with the local arts community will teach the students how to prepare for entry into the professional arts fields, as well as teach them how to communicate with clients and galleries reps.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment

    Strategy 3

    Develop portfolio-building strategies for the job market.

    Initiatives
  • Focusing on student success
  • Valuing a culture of learning

  • Supporting Rationale
    Along with resumes and job or program applications, portfolios of creative artwork are a critical component in the successful pursuit of employment and/or addmission to advanced educational programs.

    Supporting Rationale Alignment
  • Increasing student success
  • Required Resources

    Current Revenue Stream

    None.

    Augmentation Requests

    Original Priority Funded Program, Unit, Area Resource Type Description Account Number Object Code One-Time Augment Ongoing Augment Supporting Rationale
    1 Yes Printmaking Personnel Year Round Lab Technician Support 11-000-512-1-093600 52210 $0.00 $746.00 Restore reduced Laboratory Technician position of Marc Cardinet to twelve months per year.
    Total(s) $0.00 $746.00