Department of Art and Art Professions

Advanced Certificate in Studio Art

The Advanced Certificate in Studio Art is a 12-credit program of study, which combines intensive contemporary art practice with critical and cultural theory. Private and semi-private studio space is available to Certificate students during the summer session only. Students may apply as either post-baccalaureate or post-master's candidates.

Post-baccalaureate certificate students are recent BFA, BS, or BA graduates in Art or related fields, who wish to strengthen their artistic and conceptual skills, and who may be preparing a portfolio to apply to MFA programs. Courses include advanced studio and critical theory electives, with opportunities for individual mentoring, and artists' visits.

The Post-master's certificate is ideal for those who have completed a graduate degree and wish to continue developing a studio art practice, while also addressing the larger philosophical and cultural implications of contemporary artistic activity. The program of study is centered on a core Interdisciplinary Graduate Projects praxis course, and includes individual studio visits and a visitors' series. 

Students in the Advanced Certificate in Studio Art may complete their credits in New York and/or Berlin.

All Certificate students are required to take 3 credits in Graduate Projects and 9 credits in studio electives.