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    Slippery Rock University
  Jan 23, 2018
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Certificate in Creative Writing and Book Arts

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Creative writing encompasses a wide range of expressive writing, and when combined with book arts, offers students the opportunity to explore issues about the evolving nature of printed books and writing in the digital age. Book arts, specifically artist books (which give equal weight to text, image, and the physical construction of the book) are located on the intersection of text and image, a crucial point in the discussion of visual and digital cultures.


Students will take a creative writing workshop and study the history, scholarship, and practices of traditional and contemporary artist books, culminating in a capstone class where students construct an artist book containing their own writing. Students will gain direct, hands-on experience in book production – the editing, book design, construction, and publication of their own writing.

Requirements for the Certificate - Credits: 12

Electives - Credits: 6

Upper level studio art courses (ART 205, 207, 208, 211, 213, 305-311) may be substituted at the discretion of the English Department Chairperson.

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