How to Apply
We regret that applications are not currently being accepted for the Advanced Certificate Program in Studio Art while it is under faculty review.
Applicants must have a strong body of recent artwork. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required, with a strong GPA. International applicants are expected to have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. An undergraduate major in studio art, including several courses in art history, is preferred.
The application deadline is February 1. All materials must be received by this date.
All applications must be submitted to the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development Office of Graduate Admissions. Follow the instructions outlined by Office of Graduate Admissions for completing your online application.
The following is a list of all items that must accompany the completed application form.
- Transcripts: Must be obtained from all undergraduate and graduate institutions, if applicable.
- Two Letters of Recommendation: Should be obtained from academic and professional sources related to your background in art and/or education and teaching.
- Current résumé
- Statement of Purpose (300-500 words): In this Artist Statement, please describe your current work and the influences in any disciplines that have been important in shaping your practice, as well as the relationship of your work to current issues in art and culture.
- Portfolio: Your portfolio will be uploaded as part of the online application process. You will be instructed to submit 20 digital images of recent work in JPEG FORMAT ONLY, sized no larger than 1280 x 1024 pixels (maximum 4MB). Each image must be numbered, titled (if applicable) and include your name. Please do NOT submit PowerPoint or Keynote presentations.
Videos for time-based work can be submitted in place of digital images (maximum 60MB). Videos can be a compilation of various works but the total running time cannot exceed five minutes per video. Genres appropriate to video documentation include video art, performance, and kinetic art, NOT documentation of sculptures or exhibitions. For portfolios combining digital images and videos the total number submitted should not exceed 20.
Include an artist statement and resume in PDF format as part of the Portfolio upload. Do not mail portfolios to the Graduate Admissions Office or the Department of Art and Art Professions. All portfolio documents must be uploaded in PDF format only.
- English Proficiency: All applicants whose native language is not English and did not receive the equivalent of a 4 year U.S. undergraduate education from an institution where English is the official language of instruction are required to take one of the following English proficiency exams and submit the scores: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic. See more information on English proficiency testing. Applicants holding or completing only a graduate degree from an English speaking institution are still required to submit a English proficiency score unless the graduate program was four or more years in duration.
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Mary Ann Santos
Academic Advisor, Graduate Studio Art Programs