Book Arts Certificate
The Book Arts Certificate is a one-year, 27-credit program of study that immerses the students into the world of bookmaking as a means of artistic expression. Students will gain access to UMM’s Book Arts studio, containing an operational printing press and papermaking studio. In addition to foundational courses in book arts, students will takes courses in electronic and periodical production, papermaking, and will choose a studio arts elective in drawing, painting, photography or graphic design.
To earn the certificate, students will complete a final capstone project that may include a series of works of either a traditional or experimental nature, or an edition of an artist’s book. The program has an appeal to traditional arts students, those seeking specific teaching certification, or non-traditional students who wishes to hone their studio skills.
- UMM is the only public university in Maine offering courses in book arts and publishing.
- Students are given artistic freedom and may design their own projects in the Book Arts studio.