The Book Art program at Mills College is an exciting new degree that incorporates nearly 90 years of expertise in book art. This two-year, full-time MFA program builds on our longstanding undergraduate book art curriculum—the most comprehensive in the country—and our groundbreaking MFA in book art and creative writing. Our program features attentive mentoring from distinguished faculty and access to exceptional resources.
You’ll begin the program with a first-year seminar in the material book, studio classes on letterpress printing and hand bookbinding, and an exhibition of your work in a gallery on campus. Your studio classes and study of the book will be supported by a comprehensive range of book art facilities.
Each year, you’ll take critical seminars that deepen your conceptual, theoretical, and historical studies, taught by faculty, librarians, and visiting artists and scholars. Because our book art students often seek to develop their artwork through a political lens, these seminars address social justice, sustainability, intersectionality, and other contemporary topics. You’ll also be encouraged to take electives in creative disciplines outside of book art, particularly studio art, music, and dance.
You’ll have the opportunity to study with renowned artists and core faculty members Kathleen Walkup and Julie Chen. You'll also learn from the national and international artists who visit our classes such as Jen Bervin, Aimée Lee, Liberatura (Zenon Faifer and Katarzyna Bazarnik), Hedi Kyle, and Helen Mirra.
More informationVisit official programme website
- The Material Book
- Visible Language
- The Structure of Books
- Building the Contemporary Book
- The Movable Book: Ideas in Time and Space
- Books as Multiples: Publishing on the Letterpress
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- All Mills graduate programs require a statement of purpose or artist's statement as part of the admission application.
- We ask that you send us official transcripts (with grades) from the college or university from which you earned your bachelor's degree.
- For the majority of Mills graduate programs, you'll need to ask two academic instructors to complete and submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.
International34833 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 34833 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National34833 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 34833 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
In-State34833 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 34833 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.