Curriculum


Bookbinding graduates are prepared to use case bindings to bind new books or repair 19th- and 20th-century books, construct protective enclosures, and perform simple conservation procedures under the general direction of a supervisor. Graduates are trained to bind books in leather and perform simple finishing operations, including blind tooling and gold lettering, and perform conservation work on leather-bound volumes.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to seek employment in a wide range of settings, including university, college, and other academic and research libraries, public and private libraries, and custom and library binderies. The work experience at these jobs provides opportunities to gain and perfect the advanced skills necessary to work in areas such as art bindings and the conservation of pre-19th century books.

In addition to the Full-Time program, we offer a number of book arts and bookbinding courses through our Continuing Education Department. View all CE courses here.

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