Herron School of Art & Design has created a new minor in Book Arts that recognizes a growing need for interdisciplinary learning and practices. It offers a comprehensive course of study to disciplines for which text, narrative and visuals are relevant in relation to tactile form, structure, interactivity and presentation.
Required courses are a mix of technical skill building and concept development in each of the areas that comprise the Book Arts: bookbinding, book design, papermaking and letterpress typesetting. While the course of study is committed to developing excellence in work by hand, one of the main goals of the minor is to develop expressive and conceptual skills that complement an increasingly digital world with unique objects.
Students from the fields of Anthropology, English, Creative Writing, Language Studies, Journalism, History, Library Sciences, Philanthropy, General Studies, and New Media would find the minor in Book Arts an effective compliment to their discipline. Students graduating with this minor will be prepared for employment in the fields of book restoration, the printing industry, public relations and education.
For more information contact Karen Baldner: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.herron.iupui.edu/book-arts-minor and www.herron.iupui.edu/printmaking/undergraduate/program-philosophy .