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Book Arts

Group of students working on print making

Book Arts is an excellent major for artists desiring a multi-media environment for their talents and who have a flair for diverse materials.

Printmaking, photography, fine paper, unusual and standard binding techniques, computer applications, drawing, painting and design all convene in the book. The idea of a book is not confined to its common commercial definition but can take many inventive forms. The book can emerge from the creative process as a graphic novel, a sculpture, an installation or any form at all. Students with book arts major are valued in all graphic arts occupations.

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Requirements for a Major in the Book Arts Degree Program (24 credits)

Majors also must satisfy the general art requirements.

ART 205 Studio Fundamentals: Computers in Art
+ART 220 Introduction to Printmaking
ART 307  Advanced Printmaking or ART 337 Photo Processes in Printmaking
ART 311 Painting II
ART 338 Letterpress Printmaking
WI-ART 360 Art of the Book I 
WI-ART 361 Art of the Book II 

Three additional credits of art or art history with the option of taking ART 402 Senior Honors: Book Arts.
Either +WI-AH 351 Art of the Modern World and /or +WI-AH 354 Contemporary Art are highly recommended.

Minor (18 credits)

+ART 100 Drawing Introduction
+ART 203 Studio Fundamentals: 2-D Design
+ART 220 Introduction to Printmaking 
+ART 232 Photography I or +ART 233 Photography I - Film
ART 307 Advanced Printmaking or ART 337 Photo Processes in Printmaking 
WI-ART 360 Art of the Book I 

+ = satisfies General Education requirement
WI = writing intensive