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Studio Concentration - Book Arts

The Book Arts Concentration is an interdisciplinary framework that allows students an opportunity to study the complexities of the book as a material object and conveyor of artistic meaning. The concentration recognizes those students majoring in all areas who have completed a total of 15 credits as prescribed by the concentration guidelines. Book Arts as an interdisciplinary concentration compliments and shares courses from many departments and provides a unique opportunity to broaden and select a course of study within the context of book studies. Students receive acknowledgement on their MICA transcript after completing the concentration. Students wishing to declare the concentration should do so in their sophomore year, working with their MICA advisor on planning course selections and follow up with the Chair of their department. After graduation, students with a book concentration can continue seeking advanced degrees in library science, conservation, museum studies, and digital publication. A simple grouping of courses fulfills the criteria in the following manner.

Requirements for the Book Arts Concentration

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Artist's Book PR 354 3
Papermaking and Book Structure PR 294 3
Three courses from the following list 9
Typography I GD 201
Typography II GD 221
Visual Journalism IL 202
Narrative: Words and Pictures IL 230
Digital Photography IL 230
Print Media: Traditional Media PR 200
Print Media: Photo Media and Digital Processes PR 201
Publication Design GD 312
Design it Yourself (DIY) GD 366
Letter Workshop (recommended for GD majors) GD 435
Lettering and Type (recommended for GD majors) GD 436
Mixed Media Book GFA 305
Handletters (recommended for IL majors) IL 254
Book Illustration (recommended for IL majors) IL 266
Sequential Arts (recommended for IL majors) IL 272
Advanced Book Illustration IL 366
Photographic Book (recommended for PH majors) PH 354
Digital Photography PH 362
Alternative Processes in Photography (recommended for PH majors) PH 386
The Illustrative Print PR 222
Dolphin Press: ’Zine PR 244
Letterpress PR 248
History of Paper Structure PR 340
Bookbinding Sewing Foundation PR 360
Archaeology of Bookbinding & Paper PR 400
Internship* INT 402
History of Prints AH 326
History of Photography AH 332
History of Graphic Design AH 240
History of Illustration AH 350
Contemporary Practice in Print Media AH 365
Making & Using Books in the Middle Ages AH 430
The Nature of the Book LIT 307-TH
Intermediate Poetry Workshop LIT 326
Total Credits for Book Concentration 15

*Must be related to Book Arts. Consult with the Book Arts coordinator to obtain approval of your internship choice.

This page was last updated on 11/23/2016.