Courses

The Publishing & Printing Arts (PPA) minor at PLU involves three core courses (12 credit hours): The Book in Society, The Art of the Book I, and Publishing Procedures. Students take an additional 12 credit hours from offerings across the curriculum. The current PLU Catalog lists the specific Art, Business, Communication, and English courses that fulfill these requirements.


The Book in Society
(English 311/COMA 321)



The Art of the Book I
(English 313/Art 315)


PLU student and Elliot Press assistant, Caitlin Harris,  prints at job for Campus Ministry at the Elliot Press Studios in Parkland.    The Elliott Press is a small private press located in the PLU arts building, Ingram Hall. The Press provides a hands-on workshop for students in the Publishing & Printing Arts program.  The Elliott Press features two platen letterpresses from the early 1900s and a Vandercook proof press from 1940 and houses more than 300 different drawers of type, each offering unique design possibilities. In addition to a rich variety of fonts, book arts students will find intricately carved ornaments, stamps depicting everything from dental charts to 1920s roadsters, and an entire set of ancient medical symbols.  Each year the Book Club of Washington recognizes outstanding achievement at the Elliott Press through the Robert D. Monroe Award. Recipients are guests of honor at the Club's annual banquet and receive a generous cash gift as well.