MA Art and the Book*

* The MA in Art and the Book degree program will not be accepting students for Fall 2015. Students who entered this program prior to Fall 2015 will still be able to complete their degree program, as outlined below.

The Master of Arts in Art and the Book program offers a comprehensive approach to studying the history and theory of book culture as well as contemporary techniques for creating artists' books.

The program draws on the culturally rich collections of the Library of Congress, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, National Gallery of Art Library, the Smithsonian Institution, and other archives, libraries, and museums in the Washington, D.C. area.

The Art and the Book Bindery and Letterpress Studio is fully equipped for the creation of both large and small book editions with three Vandercook presses, a polymer plate machine, Jacques board shear, job backer, Challenge Guillotine, metal type, and a beautiful array of wood type on loan from the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Students are able to also take full advantage of the Corcoran School's Printmaking Studios where they can experiment with traditional print processes such as lithography, screen-printing, relief, and etching. Students with a digital focus have entry to the school's numerous fully-developed Mac computer labs where they have access to the latest print, photo, and digital media software programs along with a multitude of font selections.

Program Head


Kerry McAleer-Keeler
Art and the Book Program
Associate Professor