ADCI’s print media program provides students with comprehensive education in lithgraphy, etching, engraving, silk screen and more. Through the creation of original work, studio critique, class readings and discussion, students develop an interpretive and analytical approach to understanding their own work. Comic books, magazines, t-shirts, billboards, zines, signs, and posters along with the traditional paper-based media,all of these are taught in courses that focus on technical proficiency as well as experimentation for a multidisciplinary, contemporary practice.
ADCI's print media student guild Tornado Alley Press organizes a steam roller event. Large-scale woodblocks are created by ADCI students, area high school students and colleagues from surrounding universities. The guild members spend the afternoon inking the blocks and feeding them to a steam roller making for an afternoon of great fun. Last year, this event was in partnership with the Ulrich Museum of Art who brought live music and food, and then displayed the finished prints in the Ulrich Underground.