Certificate in Professional Portfolio Development {19-20}

Certificate in Professional Portfolio Development

The Certificate in Professional Portfolio Development is designed for students who already hold a Bachelor's Degree in Art or Art Education and seek to expand their skills through intensive study and studio practice. Students who wish to further develop their portfolios, technically, philosophically, and conceptually will find this program invaluable. This certificate is designed to produce artists who are competitive in the national arena for sought-after opportunities in areas such as grants, residencies, exhibitions, and education.

Admission Requirements

Students must hold a BA or BFA in studio art, or the equivalent, or a BFA in Art Education before entering the Certificate in Professional Portfolio Development. Students must apply for acceptance into the Professional Portfolio Development Certificate program by presenting a body of work for review by a committee of a minimum of three art faculty, including the committee chair who must be permanent art faculty and from the studio area being developed. No more than one temporary faculty may be on each committee. For admission to the certificate, students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 and a GPA of 3.0 in Art and Design.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 8 credits )

Art History Upper Level, Internship, or ART 494 Mentored Studio Research (4)

ART 498 Exhibition (4)

Program Requirements

Students will attend required critique sessions with department faculty and other certificate students. Completion of the certificate requires the signature of all three committee members approving the level of research completed. This requirement is in addition to all coursework requirements.

Restricted Electives ( 12 credits )

Choose 12 credits from the following, as approved by your committee (courses may be repeated for credit).

ART 494A Mentored Research in Ceramics (1-8)
ART 494C Mentored Research in Painting (1-8)
ART 494D Mentored Research in Printmaking (1-8)
ART 494E Mentored Research in Sculpture (1-8)
ART 494F Mentored Research in Photography (1-8)
ART 494H Mentored Research in Drawing (1-8)
ART 494L Mentored Research in Illustration (1-8)