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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program information

graduate program CVPA Fine Art

POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (PBC) IN FINE ARTS

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program (PBC) in Fine Arts is designed for artists who have earned the BFA or BA degree, yet would benefit from a concentrated immersion in a highly-supportive yet critical academic/studio environment. Applicants to the PBC may wish to develop their artwork for application to graduate school/professional residency or to launch a professional career.

The program requires a total of 9 credit hours in a declared studio area, determined in consultation with faculty advisor. This course of study must be completed in one academic year and is not a low-residency program. It requires commitment to work on-campus in the studio space that is provided.

Graduate-level participation is expected in the following areas:

  • on-going and scheduled critiques
  • attendance at visiting artist presentations and exhibitions
  • technical studio upkeep and maintenance 
  • delivery of a formal “sources” presentation midway through the year.

The program has four distinctive concentration choices in the following areas:

  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture

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