The Master of Fine Arts in the Book Arts requires a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit and includes a thesis project. The required 60 semester hours include at least 30 hours in core courses, in scholarly inquiry and material analysis courses, and in workshops and outside credits. The remaining 30 hours are electives in the student’s area of emphasis, in open-ended electives, and in thesis hours. Thesis credits may total 6 hours. 18 hours are required in the student’s area of emphasis. Areas of emphasis are defined as: Artist Bookwork; Bookbinding; Lettering Arts; Digital Bookwork; Papermaking; and Printing. A list of UICB courses can be found here at the UI course catalogue.