Emporia State University has the only engraving bachelor's program in the world
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Engraving Arts Concentration
It is the goal of this program to expand the definition of traditional fine art engraving. Using hand fabricated objects, you will go beyond traditional engraving applications. Early courses focus on becoming acclimated with the tools. It is this program's ambition to explore the conceptual as well as the technical side of engraving. This program welcomes all disciplines in an effort to combine techniques. Installation, ceramics, bones, metal, assemblage, printmaking, sculpture, painting, found objects (and more) are all invited into the lab for exploration. You, the student, are the researcher and innovator, pushing and exploring where engraving will take you. You will be laying down the foundation for future ESU engravers.
James Ehlers, Professor of Art
Be part of something great
At ESU, students take an active role in developing the cultural experience of Emporia. You’ll get opportunities to display your work, both within your department and to the wider Emporia State and Emporia communities. Our campus galleries, the Norman R. Eppink and the Gilson Memorial Gallery hold student and faculty exhibits throughout the semester that are open to the public. In the Emporia community, the First Friday Art Walk, started by alum Kaila Mock, often features student work.