The Book Arts Minor offers students the opportunity to deepen their exploration and creation of contemporary artists' books as grounded in the conceptual, theoretical, and craft foundations of the field. This interdisciplinary minor includes studio courses in letterpress, printmaking, and bookmaking supplemented with English and Art History electives related to creative writing, image/text relationships and history of Book Arts.
The Book Arts minor is open to all undergraduate majors. Students must be on track in their major and in good academic standing, with fewer than 6 credits behind and a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Advertising Design minors may participate in the Communication Arts Department’s senior show on a case-by-case basis with approval from the Department Chair.
|COMD362||Introduction to Letterpress||2.0|
|COMD373 -or-||Advanced Letterpress||2.0|
|COMD456||Bookmaking Projects (again)|
|Book Arts LAS elective*||3.0|
*A limited choice of LAS courses will count towards the Book Arts minor electives, as determined each semester by the Interdisciplinary Studies Director and LAS Chair.
**Specific course depends on major and level.
Course Descriptions are listed in the Communication Arts and Liberal Arts and Sciences sections of the Course Catalog.
Download one of the following PDFs to see how the Book Arts requirments fit into your chosen major:
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2017-18 (class of 2021):
Book Arts Minor Academic Plan 17-18
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2018-19 (class of 2022):
Book Arts Minor Academic Plan 18-19
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2019-20 (class of 2023):
Book Arts Minor Academic Plan 19-20
For students who entered Otis College as Foundation students in 2020-21 (class of 2024):
Book Arts Minor Academic Plan 20-21
Learn more about Interdisciplinary Studies, eligibility requirements, and the application process.