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Post Baccalaureate Studies in Art Certificate

If you are an artist and already possess a bachelor’s degree and are interested in developing your practice while participating in an active academic environment, this certificate combines critique-driven discussion, technical investigation, historical and theoretical studies with creative research within a studio setting. Explore study interests in diverse studio art medias to achieve a personal direction within your personal studio practice.

With the Certificate Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Art you will have the ability to:

  • Transition out of, back into, or between different academic studies in art.
  • Prepare your portfolio in order to apply to graduate degree programs in art.
  • Develop your personal direction in studio practice.
  • Expand your expertise in one or more secondary media areas.
  • Be minimally credentialed to teach art in higher education, including duel credit situations. 

What You’ll Learn:

Successful graduates with the Certificate in Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Art will be able to:

  • Expand technical and conceptual skills within their chosen media.
  • Display critical engagement skills within their artistic practice.

Certificate at a Glance:

Credit Hours:


Completion Time:

2 semesters

Courses Begin:


Degree Awarded:

Certificate in Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Art (GAR0)

Exit Portfolio

  • Produce an exit portfolio documenting a cohesive body of creative visual research work developed in conjunction with this certificate.
  • Develop an artist’s statement specific to this work that summarizes and expands upon this creative research. 

Courses of Study

Current Catalog

Post Baccalaureate Studies in Art Certificate

How to apply to the graduate program:

Interested students who would like to apply to enroll in the Certificate of Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Art need to submit the following:

  • Official undergraduate transcripts from the appropriate college or university registrar.
  • Statement of purpose: in essay form, state your reasons for wishing to undertake post-baccalaureate studies in art.
  • A minimum of 12 images of recent artworks including the works: title, year, size, medium, and description submitted as a MS PowerPoint™ or .pdf digital file.
  • Artist’s Statement.