Graduate Admissions

Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts MFA

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

60 Credit Hours

Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts, MFA

Columbia College Chicago’s Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts, MFA program promotes understanding of hand papermaking, printmaking, and the book arts as artistic media with application in cultural discourse, community building, and collaborative practice. The coursework integrates both technical and conceptual considerations and encourages experimentation with new media, performance, and installation.

 
promotes understanding of hand papermaking, printmaking, and the book arts as artistic media

Curriculum and Resources

Through focused study, students explore the history, theory, tools, and techniques of a number of creative disciplines and learn to effectively integrate those methodologies into their own work, resulting in radically new art forms.  Students have access to some of the finest bindery, papermaking, and printing equipment facilities in the country.  These facilities include The Center for Book and Paper Arts, which hosts exhibitions, workshops, residencies, and publishes a critical journal and artists’ books, as well as Anchor Graphics, a fine art press and project space that provides a dynamic work environment to explore all forms of print media.

 
students have access to some of the finest bindery, papermaking, and printing equipment facilities in the country

Connecting to the Contemporary Art World

The Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts, MFA student’s classroom and studio experience is enriched by the dedicated artists who make up both the student’s faculty and peers.  In addition, Columbia College Chicago’s Interdisciplinary Arts department hosts a Visiting Artist program in which internationally renowned professional artists engage with students through seminars, workshops, lectures, and individual critiques. Students also work closely with a committee of their selection composed of faculty and prominent arts professionals from outside the department while developing their thesis.

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