Art/Visual Arts
Art/Visual Arts

Ceramic Arts (Certificate)

The purposes of this certificate program are to: provide opportunities through classes in ceramics to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution of higher learning and who aspire to gain or improve knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate for embarking on a path to graduate study and/or professional careers in the ceramic arts.

Applicants must demonstrate sufficient aesthetic sensibility and knowledge of ceramic technology that indicates achievement of the student learning outcomes associated with ART 270 Ceramics I. Applicants will provide images of their artwork and/or actual ceramic artworks. Applicants may also be asked to provide transcripts of coursework and/or descriptions of any non-credit workshops taken. The department will review the applicant’s artwork and interview the applicant to determine if the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and aesthetic sensibility to benefit from the certificate coursework. Students with little or no previous experience in ceramics and whose work has not progressed to a level consistent with ART 270 Ceramics I will be required to complete that course with a grade of C or better as a pre-requisite for admission to the certificate program.

Graphic Design (Certificate)

The purposes of this certificate program are to: provide opportunities through classes in graphic design to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution of higher learning and who aspire to gain or improve knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate for embarking on a path to graduate study and/or professional careers in graphic design.

For admission, applicants must demonstrate sufficient aesthetic sensibility and knowledge of design and competency in digital production techniques that indicates achievement of the SLO’s associated with Art 209 Graphic Design I. Applicants will provide images of their graphic design and/or actual artworks. Applicants may also be asked to provide transcripts of coursework and/or descriptions of any non-credit workshops taken. The graphic design professor and one other faculty member that he selects will review the applicant’s artwork and interview the applicant to determine if the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and aesthetic sensibility to benefit from the certificate coursework. Students with little or no previous experience in graphic design and whose work has not progressed to a level consistent with Art 309 student learning outcomes will be required to complete Art 209 Graphic Design I with a grade of C or better as a pre-requisite for admission to the certificate program.

Photography (Certificate)

The purposes of this certificate program are to: provide opportunities through classes in photography to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution of higher learning and who aspire to gain or improve knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate for embarking on a path to graduate study and/or professional careers in photography.

Applicants must demonstrate sufficient aesthetic sensibility and knowledge of design and competency in digital production techniques that indicates achievement of the student learning outcomes associated with ART 226 (Photography I). Applicants will provide images of their photography and/or actual artworks. Applicants may also be asked to provide transcripts of coursework and/or descriptions of any non-credit workshops taken. The department will review the applicant’s artwork and interview the applicant to determine if the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and aesthetic sensibility to benefit from the certificate coursework. Students will little or no previous experience in photography and whose work has not progressed to a level consistent with ART 226 Photography I will be required to complete that course with a grade of C or better as a pre-requisite for admission to the certificate program.