The one-year Post-Baccalaureate Certificate offers an intensive year of studio art study and practice, closely advised and supported by SMFA faculty. The program is ideal for students who have completed a bachelor's degree and want to immerse themselves in intensive studio artmaking. Whether you have recently graduated or are changing careers, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate provides excellent preparation for graduate degree study in art or for professional practice as an artist.
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The Post-Baccalaureate program attracts applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. Some Post-Baccalaureate students are recent college graduates seeking a year of intensive studio education before beginning independent work as artists. Others come to initiate professional art practice after working in a different field. Still others are working artists who seek to expand their skills or explore new media.
Completion of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate prepares students for a variety of paths. Some choose to continue their studies in the SMFA's Studio Diploma program, entering at the fourth-year level. Others go on to graduate degree programs, such as the MFA. Many participate as fellows in professional artists' residencies. Whether immediately or after further formal study, most graduates sustain professional practice as artists.