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Unit description

Considering all aspects of Artists' Books and the production and design, including papermaking and binding. Students will investigate the principles of typography and book design, by creating their own artist books. Students will consider the relationship of image and text, the question of sequence in the structure of the book, the relationship of form and content. The unit will consider the presentation and distribution of the artist's book, looking at both historical and contemporary examples, utilising the collection of artists' books in the SCU Library.

Unit content

  • Papermaking
  • Concertina books
  • Simple hardcover book
  • Japanese binding
  • Origami Books and Techniques
  • Clamshell box
  • Zines and Quick Documents
  • Perfect bound books
  • Image and Text
  • Type Knowledge and Setting

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial on-site Three (3) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Creative work40%
Creative work60%

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Fee information


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