Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC)
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Artisanry is for students who already have earned a baccalaureate degree and who are interested in pursuing further study. This one-year, nine-credit program is for those who want to extend learning by participating within a community of undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students to focus solely upon studio development.
The Artisanry PBC can assist you as you enter professional practice and/or prepare you to apply to MFA degree programs. Should a PBC student be accepted into the UMass Dartmouth MFA program, the relevant PBC credits can count toward the MFA degree.
- have full use of studio facilities
- attend visiting artist lectures
- participate in all media area activities/topic based seminars
- enroll in technical studio or academic courses at reduced credit load
Regularly scheduled critiques occur, and a comprehensive show of studio work will be presented upon completion. The Artisanry PBC culminates in an exhibition that is planned and executed by PBC students and installed in commercial spaces in New Bedford.
Artisanry PBC students take 4.5 credits per semester; a 3 credit course in Portfolio Development for the maturing maker, and a 1.5 credit elective course.
- ART 508 (Portfolio Intensive I) - 3 credits
- Elective - 1.5 credits
- ART 509 (Portfolio Intensive II) - 3 credits
- Elective - 1.5 credits
Students may choose from media-area support courses, such as Clay/Glaze Formulation, Glaze Calc, Moldmaking, Throwing, Kiln Building, professional practices in Ceramics, or any other course of interest.
Students may choose Weaving, Textile Design CAD, Screen Printing, History of Craft, Papermaking, Professional Practices, or any other course of interest.
Recent achievements of PBC students:
- Adjunct professor, SUNY New Paltz
- Ceramic residency, University of Tasmania, Australia
- Exhibition, 2017 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Emerging Artist Exhibition, Portland, Oregon
- Group exhibition, Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Montana
- Massachusetts Cultural Fellowship Grant
- Group exhibition, Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, Lexington, MA
- Group exhibition, Allegheny College
- Group exhibition, Hunter College
- Owner, Mudflat Studio, Somerville, MA
- Owner, Studio Touya, featured in Ceramics Monthly
- Resident artist, Archie Bray Foundation
- Solo exhibition, M16 Artspace, Canberra, Australia