Course Overview

This class introduces students to the fundamentals and technical principles of a variety of printmaking methodologies. Students will explore traditional methods like relief, intaglio, screen printing and possibility for experimentation with more contemporary digital methods.

Class consists of a series of lectures and demonstrations that will cover the various aspects involved in making the matrices for multiple impressions.

All students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion and have the opportunity to request a Syracuse University credit or noncredit transcript.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you should have an understanding of the following topics:

  • Demonstration of a basic understanding of the Elements and Principles of Design.
  • Acknowledge and discuss important artists of contemporary art and design.
  • Create work using a variety of two-dimensional media, processes, and strategies.
  • Critique their own work and the work of others.
  • Document their creative processes throughout the process of creating and successfully photograph the work to be seen in digital formats.
  • Approaches problem-solving in a creative manner.

Course Information

Course Prefix and Number: ARI 271 / SCN 130

Format: On Campus (at Syracuse University)

Eligibility: Students must be of rising high school sophomore*, junior, or senior status – or a 2024 high school graduate. 
*Rising sophomores are only eligible for the noncredit version of this course.

Credit: 3 credits** or Noncredit

**Prospective students wishing to take the course for college credit are required to submit a sample portfolio of 3-5 images of current artwork formatted in a single pdf document. Please include name, date, title, and dimensions. Images in the sample portfolio do not need to be in the medium of the course to be taken but should emphasize creativity and technical accomplishment.


  • Credit: A-F
  • Noncredit: Pass/Fail



  • Residential: $4,695
  • Commuter: $3,766


  • Residential: $4,095
  • Commuter: $3,166

Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees. Discounts and scholarships are also available.

Program Information

Summer College – On Campus: 
Experience what college is really like: take a college-level course, live in a residence hall, have meals with friends in a dining hall, and participate in activities and events on campus.

Course Dates and Details

ProgramCourse DatesSynchronous Class Time (Eastern Time)Credit/NoncreditStatus
Summer College – On Campus2-Week Session II: Monday, July 22 – Friday, Aug. 2, 2024MTWThF;
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
3 credits or NoncreditClosed

Course Requirements

Required Supplies

Students should budget for required textbooks and supplies.

Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College – On Campus activities to meet and connect with other students! Check out our On Campus Experience page for more information!

Faculty Bio

Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi (Ely, MN) received her BFA in Printmaking, Painting and Drawing from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2015 and her MFA in Studio Arts from Syracuse University in 2019. She is currently teaching in and Coordinator of the Printmaking Department at Syracuse University.