Printmaking Studio Access Policy
This policy applies to all print studios in the Martinez 2 complex (also known as the Blattner Print Studio), Founders 104 (screen print / papermaking), and Founders 103 (book arts / letterpress).
All students working in the print studios should adhere to the following guidelines:
- Currently enrolled students in Printmaking courses have studio priority.
- Studio protocols must be respected (e.g., sign up for time slots in Letterpress).
- Studios must be left clean
- Students who do not follow the guidelines will lose their privileges
- Students must work during designated studio hours. (For specific hours, see the Oakland campus access policy, which is posted around the studios each semester.)
Welcome to the Printmaking Program and facilities. As an interdisciplinary program serving students college-wide, we have developed specific opportunities for those who have the desire to work in our studios. Any questions, please contact Nance O’Banion, Chair of Printmaking firstname.lastname@example.org or Studio Manager, Chano Uribe, email@example.com.
Current Students in Printmaking Courses
Students currently enrolled in a Printmaking course have first priority. Students in Senior Project or Junior Print Tutorial within the Printmaking curriculum can also work in all the studios if open or with instructor’s permission if there’s a class.
All Current MFA students
Students should take at least 1 unit with appropriate faculty who currently teach in the technical area desired. After successfully completing the unit, studio access is permitted with a $75 fee (per semester). Students can apply for a stipend to cover this fee through the Fine Arts Graduate Office. Students can submit a print portfolio to the Printmaking Chair, Nance O’Banion, and have an interview to show competence and strong print experience to possibly waive the unit requirement. All students with waived units must go through a studio orientation with studio manager or appropriate faculty.
All Undergraduate Students
Undergraduates must have successfully completed a Printmaking course at CCA. Studio access to the area student has studied is permitted with a signed permission letter from an appropriate faculty member currently teaching in Printmaking, along with a $75 fee (per semester). There is no studio access during the summer for Martinez 2 (etching, monotype, lithography and relief), Founders 104 (screen printing) and Founders 103 (book arts and letterpress).
Note: There is no access to studios post BFA nor post MFA.