Certificate in Book Arts
A Certificate in Book Arts is awarded upon completion of four book arts courses and an additional two courses from the elective list. Alternatively, a student might opt out of the electives, choosing to take six courses in the Book Arts series (or five book arts and one elective). Because of the interdisciplinary nature of Book Arts, a student may propose additional courses as electives, pending approval by the certificate and major advisors.
Offering a unique setting for cross-disciplinary research, exploration, and production, the certificate allows students to take full advantage of the tremendous Book Arts facilities, equipment, faculty, and staff to experiment with new formats for visual communication, textual presentation, technological application, and conceptual development. Additionally, continuous access to and instruction in conjunction with the Rare Books staff and collections—which present countless approaches to diverse content—expand the Book Arts Certificate student's educational experience.
In their book arts classes, students pursuing the certificate engage with Program faculty in conceptual development of their own artistic publications. They utilize and synthesize old and new technologies to develop original art and content for their book works. Book Arts Program classes thrive on the communities they foster. The courses have strong studio components, so students share space and ideas throughout the course of the semester. Through class critique and discussion, Book Arts Certificate students engage with their peers and instructors to explore concepts, problems, and solutions more deeply.
The certificate program is open to those who have already completed a Bachelor's Degree. If not already enrolled, certificate students must apply and be accepted by the University of Utah before they begin the required coursework. Visit the U’s admissions site for information on how to apply. Additionally, any University of Utah undergraduate student in good standing is eligible to seek a Certificate in Book Arts.
To make a CFA advising appointment:
Students who wish to speak with the book arts faculty mentor regarding class choices or for approval on electives should make an appointment with Marnie Powers-Torrey: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ART 3060 Non-Major Book Arts: Letterpress Printing I
- ART 3360 Book Arts: Letterpress Printing I
- ART 4060 Non-Major Book Arts: Letterpress Printing II
- ART 4370 Book Arts: Letterpress Printing II
- ART 4380 Book Arts: Letterpress III
- ART 3065 Non-Major Book Arts: Bookbinding I
- ART 3365 Book Arts: Bookbinding I
- ART 4065 Non-Major Book Arts: Bookbinding II
- ART 4375 Book Arts: Bookbinding II
- ART 4075 Non-Major Book Arts: Bookbinding III
- ART 4385 Book Arts: Bookbinding III
- ART 4090 Non-Major Book Arts: Artists' Books I
- ART 4390 Book Arts: Artists' Book I
- ART 4095 Non-Major Book Arts: Artists' Books II
- ART 4395 Book Arts: Artists' Books II
Note: course numbers differ depending on major or non-major status; some courses require prerequisites.
- ART 1020 Non-Major Basic Drawing
- ART 1030 Non-Major Basic Painting
- ART 1040 Non-Major Basic Design
- ART 1050 Non-Major Darkroom Photography
- ART 2060 Non-Major Digital Photography
- ART 3310 Relief I
- ART 3320 Lithography I
- ART 3330 Screenprint I
- ART 3340 Intaglio I
- ART 3680 Typography I
- ART 3110 Painting I
- ART 3130 Drawing I
- ART 3410 Sculpture I
- ART 3430 Wood Shop Techniques
- ART 3600 History of Graphic Design
- ART 3700 Digital Imaging for Visual Artists
- ART 4450 Experimental Sculpture
- DES 1630 Rapid Visualization
- DES 1631 Digital Communication
- DES 3320: Typographic Communication and Book Design
- ENGL 2500 Introduction to Creative Writing
- ENGL 2510 Introduction to Creative Writing with Book Arts Workshop
- ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literary Forms
- ENGL 3510 Writing Fiction
- ENGL 3520 Writing Poetry
- ENGL 5050 Studies in a Genre: Book Arts and Book History
Nearly any art history course would be considered an eligible elective, depending on the nature of the student's interest. The Art History Faculty have expressed interest in and willingness to work with certificate students to identify projects within the scope of particular courses that best apply to the art of the book.
Text & Image
June 9 – July 28
- Monday – Wednesday:
3:00 – 9:00 pm
- Thursday – Saturday:
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- Sunday: CLOSED
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