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
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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
Plan of Study:
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