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A distinctive degree-granting program that integrates training in book arts practice and technique with research into the history and culture of books.

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We offer a wide variety of experiences in bookbinding, letterpress printing, papermaking, lettering arts and more.

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Student Handbook

References for procedures, policies and resources for all UICB students.

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Graduate study opportunities

The UICB offers an MFA degree and a graduate certificate in book studies or book arts.

Upcoming events

Coming Soon: 100-Word Microstory Contest

Monday, July 10 9:00am to Friday, July 21, 2023 4:00pm
Mark your calendars to take part in our 100-Word Microstory Contest—a free online writing competition for a variety of age groups. You don't have to be an Iowa Writers' Workshop grad—or even have participated in a flash writing contest before—to join in the fun. Just create a story in 100 words or less that uses one of two specific writing prompts. We will announce the writing prompts on our website on Monday, July 10, 2023, at 9 a.m. CDT. Learn more: https://www.foriowa.org/write-now...
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