Master of Fine Arts in Book Art

Minimum of 47 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 215First Year Exhibition2
BOOK 265Graduate Book Art Seminar2
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
FallCredits
BOOK 260 The Material Book 4
BOOK 217 Visible Language 4
BOOK 220 The Structure of Books 4
 Credits12
 Total Credits12
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SpringCredits
BOOK 221
Building the Contemporary Book
or The Movable Book: Ideas in Time and Space
4
BOOK 284
or BOOK 280
Books as Multiples: Publishing on the Letterpress
or
4
Elective 3-4
BOOK 215 First Year Exhibition 2
BOOK 265 Graduate Book Art Seminar 2
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits15-16
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallCredits
BOOK 270 Book Art Concentration 2
BOOK 265 Graduate Book Art Seminar 2
BOOK 275 Bay Area Partnerships 4
Elective 3-4
 Credits11-12
 Total Credits11-12
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
SpringCredits
BOOK 250 Thesis for the MFA Degree 4
BOOK 265 Graduate Book Art Seminar 2
Recommended:  
Elective 3-4
Recommended elective:  
MGMT 286 The Business of Being an Artist 3-3
 Credits12-13
 Total Credits12-13

Electives include 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, Kala Institute, Aggregate Space Gallery, SFMOMA Library and Mills locations such as the Mills College Art Museum and the Mills College Library Special Collections.