Master of Fine Arts in Book Art

Minimum of 46 semester course credits

BOOK 260The Material Book4
BOOK 217Visible Language4
BOOK 220The Structure of Books4
BOOK 221Building the Contemporary Book4
or BOOK 240 The Movable Book: Ideas in Time and Space
BOOK 284Books as Multiples: Publishing on the Letterpress4
or BOOK 280
BOOK 215
BOOK 265
BOOK 230Artists' Books: Conceptual Approaches4
BOOK 270Book Art Concentration2
BOOK 275Bay Area Partnerships4
BOOK 250Thesis for the MFA Degree4
Electives 36-8

Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
BOOK 260 The Material Book 4
BOOK 217 Visible Language 4
BOOK 220 The Structure of Books 4
 Hours12
 Total Hours12
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SpringHours
Select one of the following:  
Building the Contemporary Book  
The Movable Book: Ideas in Time and Space  
BOOK 280
 
Books as Multiples: Publishing on the Letterpress  
Elective 3-4
BOOK 215  
BOOK 265  
 Hours3-4
 Total Hours3-4
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallHours
Elective 3-4
BOOK 270 Book Art Concentration 2
BOOK 265  
BOOK 275 Bay Area Partnerships 4
 Hours9-10
 Total Hours9-10
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
SpringHours
BOOK 250 Thesis for the MFA Degree 4
BOOK 265  
Select one of the following:  
Building the Contemporary Book  
The Movable Book: Ideas in Time and Space  
BOOK 280
 
Books as Multiples: Publishing on the Letterpress  
Recommended:  
MGMT 286 The Business of Being an Artist 3-3
 Hours7
 Total Hours7

 

Electives include 100- and 200-level courses in Studio Art, Art History, Intermedia, Music, Dance and Creative Writing. 

Bay Area Partnership partners include among others, San Francisco Center for the Book, Letterform Archive, The Book Club of California, The Logan Collection at the Legion of Honor Museum, The Achenbach Conservation Laboratory, Kala Institute, Aggregate Space Gallery, SFMOMA Library and Mills locations such as the Mills College Art Museum and the Mills College Library Special Collections.