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:
Changes to Graduate Studies admission requirements
In response to the COVID‐19 pandemic, admission requirements for graduate degree and certificate programs may have changed.
Learn more about changes to requirements
- a statement of purpose
- official transcripts of all post-secondary education
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Submit your application materials to the Office of Graduate Studies
- Submit your portfolio (10 images) to Slideroom