Students can study the creative practice of bookmaking, hand-set type and paper making. Each semester, in The Art of the Book (ARTS-170), students learn to create handmade books. They learn binding practices and materials and how to use them for their own expressive intent. The interaction of form and content is explored in these processes that combine image and text.
Book Arts courses have a lab fee that covers course materials, equipment maintenance and some classroom supplies. However, students still have to purchase some of their own art supplies such as special papers. This expense is similar to the cost of books in other courses.