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Majors & Minors (Undergraduate)

Book Arts (Concentration)

Book Art has grown from its abstruse start with a handful of practitioners, to a field with thousands of artists, a wide audience, and a developing K-12 curriculum.

MICA's 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.

Program Overview

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 is an interdisciplinary concentration. It 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 acknowledgment 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.

Featured Course

The Artist's Book

Every student concentrating in Book Arts will begin by covering the basics - learning simple book structures, the relationship of text and image, knowledge of papers for bookmaking, digital file set-up, letterpress printing and imposition for book publication.

2017 Book Arts Exhibition in Pinkard Gallery
Sculpture of animals in trees by Sydney Lee
Paper cutout by Kaixin Wang
Dwelling Row House Cut Out by Sara Pilkinton
2017 Book Arts Exhibition in Pinkard Gallery

2017 Book Arts Exhibition

Credit

Joseph  Hyde

Sculpture of animals in trees by Sydney Lee

Animals in Trees

Book Arts concentration

Artist
Sydney Lee
Date
2017
Paper cutout by Kaixin Wang

Tunnel Book

Book Arts concentration

Artist
Kaixin Wang
Date
2017
Dwelling Row House Cut Out by Sara Pilkinton

Dwelling Row House

Book Arts concentration

Artist
Sara Pilkinton
Date
2017
Credit

Joseph Hyde

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