The UICB offers three credentials:
- Master of Fine Arts in the Book Arts
- Graduate Certificate in the book arts, studies, and technologies
- Joint School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) Master of Arts and UICB Graduate Certificate
In addition, MA, MFA, and PhD degrees with an emphasis in book studies or book arts may be earned from units including but not limited to: the School of Art & Art History, the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, The School of Library & Information Science, the English Department and the History Department (each in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), the Writer's Workshop, or as a student in the Graduate College Interdisciplinary Program.
Those interested in exploring one or more book arts and book studies courses without pursuing the Certificate may take any UICB course that is offered by being accepted to the Graduate College as a non-degree student and taking up to 2 regular university courses.
The Master of Fine Arts in the Book Arts requires a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit and includes a thesis project. The required 60 semester hours include at least 30 hours in core courses, in scholarly inquiry and material analysis courses, and in workshops and outside credits. 30 hours are Studio Practice Electives, open-ended electives, and thesis hours. Thesis credits may total 6 hours.
Studio Practice Areas:
Artist Bookwork Bookbinding Digital Bookwork Lettering Arts Letterpress Printing Papermaking
A list of UICB courses can be found here at the UI course catalog.