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, six of which are at the graduate level (3 credits in the fall and 3 in the spring); and 3 credits (1 1/2 in the fall and 1 1/2 in the spring) in a graduate-level studio course that best support the student’s goals. 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, and delivery of a formal “sources” presentation midway through the year.
The program has four distinctive concentration choices in the following areas: Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, and Sculpture.