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Certificate Program in Artisanry

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These certificates are intended for students without a bachelor's degree. Certificate students enroll in a condensed series of undergraduate studio and academic courses to develop appropriate technical skills and further develop their individual aesthetic for sustained professional work. Certificate students work alongside CVPA students and are expected to perform on comparable technical and creative levels.  Students may be full-time or a part-time.

Certificate in Artisanry (more info and application procedures)
Representing three disciplines:

  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry/Metals
  • Textile Design/Fiber Arts

It is expected that students who complete the 36-Credit Certificate Program will have gained mastery of specific technical skills within the discipline, and increased awareness of current trends and historical precedents of their specific media, and revealed professional paths available.

A maximum of 15 credits can be awarded towards the certificate with documented participation in prior educational experiences from recognized institutions or workshops where no formal university credit was available, i.e., Haystack, Arrowmont, Penland, Vermont Studio School, Skowhegan, or international centers of learning.

Graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.



These 9-credit, two semester graduate-level certificates are intended for those with an undergraduate degree (preferably a BFA) who are looking to develop proficiencies, their skill base or graduate portfolio within a specific area of study.

PBC in Artisanry (more info, download application, submit images)
Representing four disciplines:

  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry/Metals
  • Textile Design/Fiber Arts