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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art offers an intensive fine arts studio experience that allows students to achieve a new level of mastery in art making. Post-Bac students pursue independent work, developing a disciplined studio practice that will carry forward into graduate study or work as artists outside of an academic environment.

Who Should Apply

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art is designed to serve several types of students. Many who enroll have recently graduated with a BA from a liberal arts college or a university art department and are looking for the intensity and depth of experience that an art school can provide. Others have taken art classes while working in other fields, are interested in making a career change, and feel the need to become intensely involved in making art. Post-Bac students who wish to build their portfolio of artwork with the intention of applying to graduate schools are assisted in the process. All students are encouraged to reach a level in their work that reflects a personal direction. They grow to have confidence in their abilities, which allows them to continue working beyond the structural situation once they have left the program.

Students may apply for entrance in either Fall or Spring as full-time students only. Spring entrance depends on availability of space in the program.

See Also Programs of Study: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art

Application Requirements and Procedures for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art

Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2014 Entrance: January 15, 2014

Applications received after January 15 will be considered through April 1 provided space remains avaiable

1. Graduate Admission Application: Submitted online via
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
3. Statement of Purpose/Artist Statement

Applicants are asked to submit a written statement (500-700 words) addressing their personal artwork and outlining their goals for post-baccalaureate study.

4. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

Letters are submitted online via

5. Proof of Degree or Equivalent

Send transcripts from ALL post secondary schools attended. Transcripts should be submitted in sealed, institution-issued envelopes to the Office of Graduate Admission.

6. Portfolio of Artwork

Applicants should submit 18-20 digital images or time-based media for review online via Slideroom allows applicants to create an inventory of pieces and attach the following information: title, date, medium, dimensions and notes. Applicants may upload images, video or .pdf documents. For good image quality and fast upload, applicants should follow the guidelines on SlideRoom.

For applicants to multiple graduate programs, please repeat the upload process for each program.

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7. $70 Application Fee

Payable via credit card during the application submission on

8. Additional Requirements for International Applicants

International candidates whose primary langauge is not English must demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken English. Additionally, certified translations of all letters of reference, transcripts and school documentation must be provided. For additional information on international applicant requirements, please visit Information for International Graduate Applicants.