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 Communication Arts, Digital Media and Fine Arts majors. Architectire/Landscape/Interiors, Fashion Design, Product Design and Toy Design majors are eligible on a case-by-case basis, with approval from their respective Department Chairs, and may require course approvals and/or additional credits over 130 to complete. Students majoring in Product Design will need their Department Chairs' approval to waive 8 credits of Integrated Design Studio in order to enroll in the Book Arts minor.
|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 2016-17 (class of 2020):
Book Arts Minor Academic Plan 16-17
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
Learn more about Interdisciplinary Studies, eligibility requirements, and the application process.