The Book Arts/Printmaking program is individually tailored to each student’s interests and experience, and encourages the development of new concepts while offering proficiency in both traditional and contemporary processes. The core program of bookbinding and printmaking courses is augmented by investigations into related fields of study in studio arts and colloquia and seminars on art and the book. Courses in the first semester intersect, reflecting the integration of skills and concepts, integral to book arts. Through both years, students are encouraged to work on their writing. The second year concentrates on the MFA Thesis Exhibition, under the supervision of an advisory committee. Students frequently choose to use their elective credits for internships in professional laboratories and organizations and are welcome as interns in many prestigious conservation labs.