Department of Art and Art Professions

Advanced Certificate in Studio Art

We regret that applications are not currently being accepted for the Advanced Certificate Program in Studio Art while it is under faculty review.

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.