Book Arts Minor

Earn a Book Arts minor

The 15-credit hour Book Arts minor recognizes the growing interest in interdisciplinary practice. It offers a comprehensive look at how text, narrative, and visuals relate to tactile form, structure, interactivity, and presentation. These concepts can be applied to a variety of practical situations.


Core courses (12 credits, including from the following):

  • HER G206 Bookbinding (3 credits)
  • HER G208 Letterpress Typesetting (3 credits)
  • HER G308 The Visual Book (3 credits)
  • HER G310 The Printed Book (3 credits)

Paper technologies (3 credits, from the following):

  • HER G209 Papermaking (3 credits)
  • HER G210 Paper Engineering (3 credits)

Electives (3 credits, from the following):

  • Any 200- or 300-level Printmaking course in intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, monotype, or relief printing
  • Any 200- or 300-level Visual Communication Design course focusing on typography or image
  • Any 200- or 300-level Fine Arts or Elective course
  • HER G405 Individual Research in Book Arts

For questions about the Book Arts minor, contact Admissions and Student Services at (317) 278-9400 or  Schedule an appointment to meet with Stacy Files at

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