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Graduate Certificates

The Department of Art offers the following graduate certificate for post-baccalaureate work in the studio arts:

Post-Baccalaureate in Advanced Studio Art
Graduate Certificate for Professional Development (GCPD)

Post-Baccalaureate in Advanced Studio Art provides focused advanced professional studio experience and portfolio development for the experienced visual artist. The certificate offers a 5th-year opportunity for portfolio development in preparation for Graduate School applications, for advanced studio training for art educators and professional artists in one of the following six media tracks: Ceramics, Metals, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, or Sculpture.

The Advanced Studio Art certificate program further develops concepts, techniques, materials, methods and critical aesthetic thinking as applied to process of creating two-dimensional or three-dimensional works of art.

Program Requirements
15 graduate level credit hours total

Choose one track (9 - 12 hours studio concentration):

  • Track 1: Ceramics | Art 561 (3), Art 562 (3), Art 600 (3 - 6)
  • Track 2: Jewelry Design and Metals |  Art 564 (3, 3), Art 600 (3 - 6)
  • Track 3: Painting | Art 531 (3), Art 532 (3), Art 600 (3 - 6)
  • Track 4: Photography | Art 557 (3), Art 558 (3), Art 600 (3-6)
  • Track 5: Printmaking | Art 541 (3), Art 542 (3), Art 600 (3 - 6)
  • Track 6: Sculpture | Art 571 (3), Art 572 (3), Sculpture, Art 600 (3 - 6)

Choose (3 - 6 hours) from the following:

  • Drawing Art 521 (3), Drawing Art 522 (3), Graduate Drawing (3)
  • Any 500-level Art History

Portfolio submission required. February 1 deadline for Summer or Fall admission. September 1 for Spring admission; any alternate portfolio reviews are by arrangement through the studio faculty and Graduate Director, Department of Art. All courses are subject to Permission of Instructor. A 3.0 GPA is required for all course work in the certificate.