Schools & Organizations offering Courses in Book Arts
In support of its mandate to increase educational opportunities, CBBAG publishes a list of schools and organizations that offer courses in bookbinding and the book arts. These range from one-day workshops to degree programmes.
The list of schools and organizations below was collected in early 2016 from information on the Internet.
NOTE: Inclusion in this list should not be construed as an endorsement by CBBAG.
Any corrections, updates, or new listings should be sent to the CBBAG office for future revisions to this list.
The Alcuin Society
1442 West 26th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 2B4
Phone: 604-738-2622, Fax: 604-738-2683
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Workshops and lectures on many aspects of the book, including the book arts.
OTHER INFORMATION: A not-for-profit organization dedicated to the entire range of interest relating to books: publishing, book design and production, bookselling, book buying and collecting, printing, binding, papermaking, calligraphy and illustration.
American Academy of Bookbinding
Telluride, Colorado 81435
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Fine Binding and Integrated Studies Diploma Programmes for Students with Professional Goals
OTHER INFORMATION: Intensive study in the fine art of leather binding and related subjects.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
PO Box 5598
5263 Owl Creek Road
Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: A variety of printmaking workshops.
Arizona State University
School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
PO Box 871505
Tempe, Arizona 85287-1505
Phone: 480-965-8521, Fax: 480-965-3468
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: One of the school's particular strengths is its Printmaking programme, offering undergraduate and graduate courses.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Bachelor of Art/Fine Art, Master of Art/Fine Art, and Doctoral Degrees.
Art Workshops in Guatemala
4758 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409-2304
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Offering one or two workshops in Book and Paper Arts per year.
Atelier d’Arts Appliqués du Vésinet
Formation d’adultes aux Métiers du Livre et de l’Encadrement
28 bis, chemin du Tour du Bois
78400 CHATOU, France
Phone : 01.39.52.85.90
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (in French)
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Certificat d’Aptitude Professionelle (Arts de la Reliure-Dorure).
Les Ateliers d’Or
35 rue Nicolas Copernic,
13200 ARLES, France
Tel: 06 07 63 86 93
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Certificate d’Aptitude Professionelle (Arts de la Reliure).
Book Arts Guild
515 North 49th
Seattle, Washington 98103
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Workshops and lectures.
California College of the Arts
San Francisco campus:
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, California 94107-2247
United States 94618
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Undergraduate and graduate studies in paper making, printmaking and bookbinding.
Camberwell College of Arts
London SE5 8UF
Phone +44 20 7514 6302
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Courses in book arts and printing.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: BA(Hons) in Print; MA in Conservation.
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild
80 Ward St., Unit 207
Toronto, Ontario M6H 4A6
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Foundation courses: Bookbinding I, Bookbinding II, Bookbinding III, Finishing, Restoration & Repair, Paper Treatments for Bookbinders. Workshops in box making, artists’ books, letterpress printing, papermaking.
Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th St.
New York, New York 10001
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Foundation courses in letterpress, printing, bookbinding and works on paper. Workshops, lectures, and seminars on bookmaking, papermaking, printing; apprenticeship programme; internship programme; work/study programme
OTHER INFORMATION: Dedicated to the preservation of the traditional crafts of bookmaking, as well as contemporary interpretations of the book.
Centro del Bel Libro Ascona
Casella Postale 2600
Phone: +41 (0) 91825 11 62, Fax: +41 (0) 91825 56 27
Website: www.cbl-ascona.ch (in four languages)
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: One- to ten-day courses in three categories: (a) bookbinding and book design; (b) book conservation; (c) professional training for conservators, librarians and archivists; (d) courses with special admission requirements.
OTHER INFORMATION: Courses are taught in English with explanations in English, French or Italian by prior arrangement at time of application.
City College of San Francisco
Fort Mason Art Campus
2 Marina Blvd., Bldg. B
San Francisco, California 94123
Phone: 415-561-1860, Fax: 415-561-1849
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Courses in bookbinding, book design, printmaking and letterpress.
Columbia College Chicago
Center for Book and Paper Arts
1104 South Wabash, 2nd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Phone: 312-369-6630, Fax: 312-369-8082
PROGRAMS AVAILABLE: Printing, bookbinding, artists' books, lettering, boxmaking, history of the book
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Master's degrees; continuing education.
Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Courses in basic and advanced hand bookbinding and various printmaking and book arts workshops.
6 Queen Square
London WC1N 3AR
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Workshops in fine bookbinding, book arts and artists’ books at locations throughout the United Kingdom with the cooperation of a number of institutions.
OTHER INFORMATION: The organization also hosts lectures and curates exhibits.
Dieu Donné Papermill Inc.
315 West 37th St.
New York, New York 10018
Phone: 212-226-0573, Fax: 212-226-6088
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Hand papermaking workshops for adults and children.
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
1399 Johnston Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R9
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Printmaking, through continuing studies.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts .
Eurotypo - Type Design Academy
Santa Severa Castle
00050 Santa Marinella
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Courses and workshops on typography design. The program incorporates the study of historical, formal and technological issues with a considerable practical element.
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Some courses in book arts and paper; some offered as online courses.
Fördervereinigung Buchbinder-Colleg e.V.
Schlachthofstr. 15 [= 15 Slaughterhouse Street]
Phone: 0711 48973-26, Fax: 0711 48973-22
Internet: www.buchbinder-colleg.de (in German)
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Courses in hand bookbinding, restoration, and fine printing.
Garage Annex School for Book Arts
c/o Wide Awake Garage
Daniel E. Kelm
One Cottage St., #5
Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Workshops in traditional and non-traditional book arts, printmaking, and conservation.
The Hand Bookbinders of California
San Francisco, California 94419
Contact information: www.handbookbinders.org/contact/
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Workshops are offered several times a year, either at teachers' studios or at the San Francisco Center for the Book, with hands-on instruction in techniques, book structures, paper decorating, equipment maintenance and many other topics.
Haliburton School of The Arts
297 College Drive
PO Box 839
Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0
Phone: 705-457-1680, Fax: 705-457-2255
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Courses in printmaking and book arts in the summer programme.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Visual and Creative Arts Diploma; ten intensive art certificates.
410 N. Fourth Ave.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Workshops in bookbinding, box-making, and decorative paper.
The Ink Shop Printmaking Center
330 E. State St.
Ithaca, New York 14850
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Various bookbinding and printmaking workshops.
Kala Art Institute
1060 Heinz Avenue
Berkeley, California 94710
Phone: 510-841-7000, ext. 203
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Workshops in printmaking and bookbinding, as well as an Artist-in-Residence programme.
London Rare Books School, Institute of English Studies
School of Advanced Study
University of London
London WC1E 7HU
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7862 8680, Fax: +44 (0) 20 7862 8720
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: A series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects taught in and around Senate House by internationally renowned scholars, using the unrivalled library and museum resources of London, including the British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Senate House Libraries, and many more.
Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10018
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Open access printmaking studio; various printmaking classes and an internship program.
2527 Magnolia Street
Oakland, California 94607
Phone: 510-834-2527, Fax 510-893-8334
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Fine art print studio with facilities for lithography, intaglio, relief prints, and handmade paper. Contact through website for collaboration information.
Book Art at Mills
5000 McArthur Boulevard
Oakland, California 94613-1301
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Bookbinding, artists' books, printing making, illustration.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Minor in Book Arts; MFA in Book Art & Creative Writing.
Mills College Summer Institute for Book and Print Technologies
5000 McArthur Boulevard
Oakland, California 94613-1301
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Bookbinding, artists' books, printing making, illustration.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: 612-874-3700, Fax: 612-874-3704
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Credit courses in printmaking, papermaking and book arts
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Bachelor in Fine Arts in Print Paper Book; Master of Fine Arts in paper and book arts.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave. S., Suite 100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: In addition to offering a variety of classes in book arts and printmaking, there are youth programmes, Artist-in-Residence opportunities, studio rentals, and teen mentoring through book arts.
North Bennet Street School
150 North St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: A two-year bookbinding curriculum starting from basic knowledge to a comprehensive understanding of historical binding, tooling, and conservation.
NSCAD University (a.k.a. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University)
5163 Duke Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J6
Phone: 902-444-9600, Fax: 902-425-2420
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Courses in bookbinding, book arts and printmaking.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts; Visual Arts Certificate; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Design; Master of Design and Master of Fine Arts.
OCAD University (a.k.a. Ontario College of Art and Design University)
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1
Phone: 416-977-6006 or 1-800-382-6516
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Printmaking, papermaking, as well as broad range of visual arts programmes
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Bachelor of Fine Arts; Bachelor of Design.
Old Way Workshops
Santa, Idaho 83866
Phone: 208-245-3043, Cell: 208-874-3443
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Workshops in the traditional practices of book-making, paper-making, fiber arts and traditional tools.
Oregon College of Arts and Crafts
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, Oregon 97225
Phone: 503-297-5544 or 800-390-0632, Fax: 503-297-9651
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Printing, bookbinding, typography, book design, calligraphy, papermaking.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Bachelor of Fine Arts in craft, Master of Fine Arts in Craft, Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, and The Certificate in Craft.
Ottawa School of Art / École d’art d’Ottawa
35 George St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8W5
Phone: 613-241-7471, Fax: 613-241-4391
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Full programme in printmaking, various short courses in papermaking and paper-manipulation.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Fine Arts Diploma Programme; Portfolio Certificate Programme.
Paper & Book Intensive
[Location varies each year]
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Book arts and papermaking; two week programmes vary each year with participating instructors; enrollment limited to 60 participants, enrollment period January 30th to April 30th.
OTHER INFORMATION: Courses are generally offered over two weeks in June. Paper & Book Intensive is associated with the Book Arts Program of the School of Library & Information Sciences, University of Alabama.
Penland School of Crafts
Penland, North Carolina 28765-0037
Phone: 828-765-2359, Fax: 828-765-7389
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: One-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books and paper, drawing, printmaking and letterpress. The school also offers artists' residencies, community collaboration programs, and a gallery and information center.
OTHER INFORMATION: Summer programmes.
School of Art and Design
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, New York 10577
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Printmaking
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
8230 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Extensive workshops in bookmaking, papermaking, letterpress and printmaking, as well as educational programmes for school children and professional development for teachers. Artist opportunities include residencies, fellowships, internships and access to private artist studios.
Art Conservation Program
Department of Art
Ontario Hall, Room 316
67 University Ave.
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Phone: 613-533-2742, Fax: 613-533-6889
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Treatment oriented programme includes specialization in one of three areas: the conservation of paintings and painted objects, the conservation of artifacts, or the conservation of paper objects.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Master of Art Conservation.
Queensland Bookbinders Guild Inc.
P.O. Box 73
Annerley, Queensland 4103
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Introductory and intermediate courses in Bookbinding on weekends throughout the year.
Department of Typography & Graphic Communications
2 Earley Gate, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AU,
Phone: +44 (0)118 378 8081, Fax: +44 (0)118 935 1680
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Courses in Typographic History and Design, Printing History and Book Design.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts and Masters programmes in Information Design, Printing and Book Design History, Typeface Design, and Theory and History of Typography and Graphic Communications.
Red Deer College
100 College Boulevard
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5H5
Phone: 403-342-3100 or 1-888-475-1101
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: printmaking courses.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Bachelor of Fine Art.
Royal College of Art
London SW7 2EU
Phone: +44 (0)20 7590 4444, Fax: +44 (0)20 7590 4500
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Graduate and 'Post Experience' courses in Printmaking
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Masters degree in Printmaking.
Santa Reparata International School of Art
Via San Gallo 30
Phone: +39 055 462-7374, Fax: +39 055 47 27 28
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Various courses in rintmaking techniques, as well as Book Arts I and II
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Courses at Santa Reparata may be taken for credit through Columbia College Chicago.
The San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, California 94103
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Offers 400 book arts workshops each year, including letterpress, bookbinding and related arts; Bookbinding Core Certificate Program.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
230 The Fenway
Boston , Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617-267-6100 or 1-800-591-1474, Fax: 617-424-6271
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Courses in artists’ books and printmaking .
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Diploma, Bachelor of Fine Art, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Master of Fine Art, Master of Art in Teaching in Art Education.
Silvermine School of Art
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840-4393
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Various printmaking courses and workshops for all ages and skill levels.
Society for Calligraphy, Southern California
P.O. Box 64174
Los Angeles, California 90064-0174
E-mail: go to www.societyforcalligraphy.com and select appropriate contact
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Day, evening, and Saturday workshops in Calligraphy throughout the year.
The Society of Bookbinders
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Full-time, short courses, and part-time programmes offered throughout the United Kingdom, in cooperation with local institutions.
University of New Mexico
2500 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Phone: 505-277-3901, Fax: 505-277-3920
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: An intensive Printer Training Program that runs from August to May with an average of 40 hours per week in the studio.
University of Alabama
School of Library and Information Studies
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0252
Phone: 205-348-4610, Fax: 205-348-3746
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Printing, bookbinding, papermaking, history of the book, emphasizing the art and craft of making books by hand.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Master of Fine Arts in the Book Arts.
University of Iowa Center for the Book
216 North Hall
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone: 319-335-0447, Fax 319-353-2872
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Bookbinding, artists' books, papermaking, calligraphy, printing, typography
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Master of Fine Arts in the Book Arts; Graduate Certificate in the book arts, studies, and technologies; and a joint School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) Master of Arts and UICB Graduate Certificate.
OTHER INFORMATION: The University of Iowa Center for the Book is a unique program that conjoins training in the technique and artistry of bookmaking with research into the history and culture of books.
The University of Northampton
School of Science and Technology
Boughton Green Road
Northampton, Northamptonshire NN2 7AL
Phone: 0800 358 2232
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Various and extensive full or part-time programmes in Leather Technology.
Degrees/diplomas offered: Diploma, BSc(Hons), M.Phil., MSc, and PhD in Leather Technology.
The University of the Arts
320 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Phone: 1-800-616-ARTS FREE
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Bookbinding, printmaking, book arts
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Bachelor of Fine Arts with minor in Book Arts; Master of Fine Arts Degree in Book Arts + Printmaking.
University of Virginia
Rare Book School
114 Alderman Library
PO Box 400103
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Phone: 804-924-8851, Fax: 804-924-8824
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Four week programme of five-day, non-credit courses on topics concerning rare books, manuscripts, and special collections.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Certificate of General Proficiency; Certificate of Proficiency with an area of concentration.
Valley Ridge Art Studio
115 South Franklin Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone: 608-250-5028, Fax: 608-242-2267
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Various book and paper arts workshops.
Visual Studies Workshop
31 Prince Street
Rochester, New York 14607
Phone: 585-442-8676, Fax: 585-442-1992
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Courses in bookbinding, printmaking, artists’ books, s well as an Artistt-in-Residence program.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Master in Fine Arts in Visual Studies in association with State University of New York at Brockport.
OTHER INFORMATION: The VSW Summer Institute is a series of intensive one week and two day workshops conducted by visiting artists and scholars and the staff of VSW.
Wells College Book Arts Center
170 Main Street
Aurora, New York 13026
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Broad range of courses in bookbinding, letterpress, font design, and calligraphy, as well as a Summer Institute which offers week-long intensive courses.
West Dean College
Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ
Phone: +44(0)1243 811301
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Book conservation courses for book and paper conservators.
DEGREES/DIPLOMAS OFFERED: Credit toward undergraduate and graduate degrees offered by the University of Sussex.
Women's Studio Workshop
Summer Arts Institute
722 Binnewater Lane
Kingston, New York 12401
PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Bookbinding, artists' books, papermaking, printmaking, and letterpress.
OTHER INFORMATION: A number of residency grant programs and workspace residencies are available.
Other opportunities can be found at the Guild of BookWorkers Study Opportunities List