Certificate in Book Arts


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The Certificate in Book Arts is a comprehensive, high-level structure for teaching content, art and craft production across the whole book. The curriculum includes papermaking, typography, printing, and binding, all of which are informed by the history of the book.

Students who are interested in pursuing the Book Arts Certificate should email program coordinator Linda Talleur (ltalleur@ku.edu) and academic advisor Zac Shields (ZacShields@ku.edu) to officially register for the certificate.

The undergraduate Certificate in Book Arts requires at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Specific course requirements are outlined below:

 

Cornerstone Requirements: (6 credits)

VISC 310 (Letterpress) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

VISC 440 (Bookmaking) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

 

Studio, Cultural & Historical Electives: (6+ credits)

Any two courses from the options below:

VISC 410 (Digital Letterpress) - 3 credit hours

VISC 414 (Publication Design) - 4 credit hours

VISC 435 (Book Arts) - 3 credit hours

PHTO/VISC 360 (The Photobook) - 3 credit hours

EXM 300/500 (The Artists' Book) - 3 credit hours

ART 121 (Fundamentals of Printmaking) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

PRNT 200+ - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

PRNT 300 (Papermaking or Japanese Woodblock) - 3 credit hours

ADS 560 (Hamilton Wood Type Workshop - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

ADS 580 (Independent Study w/ Linda Talleur) - 3 credit hours

ADS 532/533 (Typography & Printing in Italy) - 3 credit hours - available in summer 2022

ENGL 520/HIST 500 (History of the Book) - 3 credit hours

HA 510 (Medieval Manuscripts & Early Printed Books) - 3 credit hours

The graduate Certificate in Book Arts requires at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Specific course requirements are outlined below:

 

Cornerstone Requirements: (6 credits)

VISC 710 (Letterpress) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

VISC 740 (Bookmarking) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

 

Studio, Cultural & Historical Electives: (6 credits)

Any two courses from the options below:

VISC 712 (Letterpress II) - 3 credit hours

VISC 735 (Book Arts) - 3 credit hours

PRNT 500 (Papermaking or Japanese Woodcock) - 3 credit hours

PRNT 526 (Intaglio IV) - 3 credit hours

PRNT 527 (Lithography IV) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

PRNT 528 (Serigraphy IV) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

EXM 500 (The Artist's Book) - 3 credit hours

ADS 560 (Hamilton Wood Type Workshop) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

ADS 532/533 (Typography & Printing in Italy) - 3-6 credit hours - available in summer 2022

ADS 751 (Fiction Writing III) - 3 credit hours

ADS 752 (Poetry Writing III) - 3 credit hours

ADS 753 (Writer's Workshop) - 3 credit hours 

ADS 756 (Forms) - 3 credit hours

HA 510 (Medieval Manuscripts & Early Printed Books) - 3 credit hours

The Certificate in Book Arts is a comprehensive, high-level structure for teaching content, art and craft production across the whole book. The curriculum includes papermaking, typography, printing, and binding, all of which are informed by the history of the book.

Students who are interested in pursuing the Book Arts Certificate should email program coordinator Linda Talleur (ltalleur@ku.edu) and academic advisor Zac Shields (ZacShields@ku.edu) to officially register for the certificate.

The undergraduate Certificate in Book Arts requires at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Specific course requirements are outlined below:

 

Cornerstone Requirements: (6 credits)

VISC 310 (Letterpress) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

VISC 440 (Bookmaking) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

 

Studio, Cultural & Historical Electives: (6+ credits)

Any two courses from the options below:

VISC 410 (Digital Letterpress) - 3 credit hours

VISC 414 (Publication Design) - 4 credit hours

VISC 435 (Book Arts) - 3 credit hours

PHTO/VISC 360 (The Photobook) - 3 credit hours

EXM 300/500 (The Artists' Book) - 3 credit hours

ART 121 (Fundamentals of Printmaking) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

PRNT 200+ - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

PRNT 300 (Papermaking or Japanese Woodblock) - 3 credit hours

ADS 560 (Hamilton Wood Type Workshop - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

ADS 580 (Independent Study w/ Linda Talleur) - 3 credit hours

ADS 532/533 (Typography & Printing in Italy) - 3 credit hours - available in summer 2022

ENGL 520/HIST 500 (History of the Book) - 3 credit hours

HA 510 (Medieval Manuscripts & Early Printed Books) - 3 credit hours

The graduate Certificate in Book Arts requires at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Specific course requirements are outlined below:

 

Cornerstone Requirements: (6 credits)

VISC 710 (Letterpress) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

VISC 740 (Bookmarking) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

 

Studio, Cultural & Historical Electives: (6 credits)

Any two courses from the options below:

VISC 712 (Letterpress II) - 3 credit hours

VISC 735 (Book Arts) - 3 credit hours

PRNT 500 (Papermaking or Japanese Woodcock) - 3 credit hours

PRNT 526 (Intaglio IV) - 3 credit hours

PRNT 527 (Lithography IV) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

PRNT 528 (Serigraphy IV) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

EXM 500 (The Artist's Book) - 3 credit hours

ADS 560 (Hamilton Wood Type Workshop) - 3 credit hours - available in fall 2022

ADS 532/533 (Typography & Printing in Italy) - 3-6 credit hours - available in summer 2022

ADS 751 (Fiction Writing III) - 3 credit hours

ADS 752 (Poetry Writing III) - 3 credit hours

ADS 753 (Writer's Workshop) - 3 credit hours 

ADS 756 (Forms) - 3 credit hours

HA 510 (Medieval Manuscripts & Early Printed Books) - 3 credit hours