The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Artisanry is for students who already have earned a baccalaureate degree and who are interested in pursuing further study in the field of ceramics. This one-year, nine-credit program is for those who want to extend learning by participating within a community of undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students to focus on studio development.
The post-baccalaureate certificate (PBC) can assist you as you enter professional practice and/or prepare you to apply to MFA degree programs. Upon completion of the program, your application fee to a UMassD MFA may be waived, and up to 9 credits can be applied toward our MFA programs. On average, 6 credits are transferrable to other schools.
You may enter this program in the spring or fall, and all students are required to have access to a studio to work in for the duration of the program.
Course presentation and benefits
- Lectures are delivered via Zoom in both synchronous and asynchronous classes
- Exhibition in home communities
- Brings your work up to a professional level
Learn more about this program:
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Click here for more information on the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Artisanry Ceramics.
Registration is administered through Online & Continuing Education at UMass Dartmouth. Students will be invoiced. Please see Fee Schedule below.
|Type of Fee||Amount|
|Technology Fee per course||$150|
|Library Access Fee||$18|
|Registration Fee (per semester)||$30|
|Total for a three credit course*||$1,482|
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* Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course
The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and the Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is accredited by AACSB International.
Did you know?
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has earned several awards for its online programs including:
- First UMass approved as a SARA Institution in Massachusetts – September 12, 2018
- UMass Dartmouth is ranked as a Tier 1 National Research University - U.S. News & World Report
- Ranked 3rd for best online colleges in Massachusetts - College Choice, Affordable Colleges Online
- The College of Nursing is listed among the "Best Graduate Schools" in the U.S., 98th of 1,000 - U.S. News & World Report
- Ranked 10th in the nation for best online bachelor's degree in accounting - College Choice
- Ranked 11th for online MBA in healthcare management programs - The Best Schools
- Ranked 6th of 33 Massachusetts schools for affordability of online programs - College Choice
- Ranked 26th nationally for the MS in Healthcare Management offered by Charlton College of Business - Master's Program Guide
- Excellence in Online Teaching - Sloan-C Excellence Awards
- Ranked 7th nationally for most affordable online colleges for bachelor's degrees - College Choice
- Ranked 10th for best online master's programs in public policy nationwide - Best Colleges
- Ranked in the top 11% nationally for best value college, based on return on investment. - Payscale
- In the top 10 for undergraduate accounting programs in Massachusetts - Accounting Degree Review
- Online MBA program ranked in the top 33% nationwide - U.S. News & World Report
- Designated a Military Friendly School ® with leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience - Military Friendly
Graduate Studies Admission Requirements
1. Complete and submit your application online. (Complete all required fields indicated by an asterick (*).)
2. Submit $60 non-refundable application fee:
* Online application, we accept MasterCard or Visa.
3. A personal statement (minimum 300 words) explaining the applicant's career goals and motivation for the degree.
4. Professional Resume
5. 3 reference names and phone numbers
6. Submit official transcripts of all previous college or university courses for which you enrolled.
7. Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree was not earned in an approved English language country must submit either the TOEFL exam (minimum score of 80 internet-based or 550 paper-based) or IELTS exam (minimum band score of 6.5).
Fall: Rolling (March 15 priority)
Spring: Jan. 18
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