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Book and Print

Amy Lund, BFA 2016
Kurt Van Horn, BFA 2015
Barb Tetenbaum, Book and Print Department Head
Brian Shannon, Book and Print Faculty, "Truss II," 2016, 11” x 14”, color intaglio and relief.
Isabel Duffy, Book and Print Faculty, "Repeat," 2015, 50 iterations of a prose poem, 50 cast bronze books, letterpress printed photopolymer plate on tissue paper, bronze cast.

Create work that reflects your personal voice and vision, while acquiring traditional and contemporary printmaking and bookbinding techniques.  Hand-intensive print techniques such as woodcut, lithography, etching, and letterpress, are investigated along side historic and contemporary book and box structures.  Digital tools are explored as part of the design and making processes. Emphasis is placed on finding an appropriate and fluid combination of text, image, structure and material voice within the sequential space of the book. 

Barbara Tetenbaum, Department Head
Brian Shannon
Isabel Duffy

Visiting Artists
Macy Chadwick
Julie Chen
Olivia Güthling
Diane Jacobs
Daniel Kelm
Lee Littlewood
Lisa Radon
Harry Reese
Laura Russell
Scout Books
Rory Sparks
See the full list of visiting artists here!


Area of Study Requirements

First year - Third year
Take two 100-level courses, two 200-level courses (including one printmaking course), and two 300-level courses from the courses listed below.
BP109 Book Arts Survey
BP110 Beginning Letterpress
BP201 Bookbinding
BP202/302 Design Concepts
BP203 Book and Box Structures
BP204/304 Integrated Book Arts
BP205/305 Printmaking: Relief, Monotype, Collagraph, and Drypoint
BP206 Printmaking: Beginning Intaglio and Photo Transfer
BP207 Beginning Lithography and Photo-Litho
BP301 Advanced-level Book Binding

Fourth year
Take all courses listed below.
ST401 Senior Seminar I
ST402 Senior Seminar II
TH495 Thesis Studio
TH498 Thesis Studio

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Melanie Brauner, BFA 2013, on left
Ruth Bryant, BFA 2013, on right


The Print Shop houses a wide range of letterpress, etching and lithographic presses:

  • one Griffin combination etching/lithograph presses 32"x48"
  • one Griffin etching press 26" x 48"
  • one direct drive etching press 16" x 28"
  • four Vandercook presses
  • platen and proofing presses
  • a large collection of metal and wood type
  • systems for making polymer plates

The Bindery includes:

  • two 40" board shears
  • three guillotine cutters
  • job backer
  • French standing press
  • nipping presses
  • three dry-mount presses
  • Kwik Print Foil Stamping press
  • antique perforator, miscellaneous sewing, punching and stamping equipment 

The Papermaking Area (shared with Fibers Department) has:

  • David Reina Hollander-style beater
  • miscellaneous moulds and equipment for Western and Eastern papermaking 




Learn more about our programs of study:
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts in Craft
Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design
Master of Fine Arts in Craft & Material Studies
Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Craft (requires a bachelor's degree)
The Certificate in Craft