Graduate Certificate in Book Arts

The Graduate Certificate in Book Arts requires at least 12 credit hours of coursework. The specific course requirements are as follows:

Cornerstone Courses: (6 credit hours)
VISC 710Letterpress3
VISC 740Bookmaking3
Total Hours6
Studio, Cultural & Historical Electives: (6-7 credit hours)
VISC 735Book Arts3
VISC 712Letterpress II: Form and Content3
PRNT 500Advanced Special Topics in Printmaking: _____ (Papermaking or Japanese Woodblock)3
PRNT 526Printmaking IV A (Intaglio)3
PRNT 527Printmaking IV B (Lithography)3
PRNT 528Printmaking IV C (Serigraphy)3
EXM 500Advanced Special Topics in Expanded Media: ______ (The Artist's Book)3
ADS 560Topics in Design: _____ (Hamilton Wood Type Workshop)3
ART 595Advanced Study Abroad Topics in: _____1-6
ADS 532Study Abroad: _____ (Typography & Printmaking in Italy)3
ADS 533Study Abroad Documentation (Typography & Printmaking in Italy)3
ENGL 751Fiction Writing III3
ENGL 752Poetry Writing III3
ENGL 753Writers Workshop3
ENGL 756Forms: _____3
HA 510Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Books3
Important Notes:

While VISC 710 and VISC 740 are specifically required for the certificate, they are not prerequisite for enrollment in course options for the Studio, Cultural & Historical Electives component of the certificate.

In order to officially earn the Certificate in Book Arts, students must email Linda Talleur (program coordinator, ltalleur@ku.edu) and Zac Shields (Coordinator of Design Student Services & Advising, ZacShields@ku.edu) to declare the certificate. Students should do so when they know that they intend to pursue the certificate.

Helpful Contacts:

Linda Talleur, Program Coordinator and Instructor: ltalleur@ku.edu

Zac Shields, Coordinator of Design Student Services & Advising: ZacShields@ku.edu

Applicants must meet all admissions requirements for certificate-seeking graduate admission as defined by the University's policy on Admission to Graduate Study.