Many discover a passion for crafts later in life and are faced with a dilemma—how do I gain the skills and knowledge I need to enter the profession? Our 30-credit post-baccalaureate certificate program offers a high-quality and intensely focused education in crafts for those interested in changing careers and embarking on a career in the arts.
If you already have your bachelor's degree but want to gain additional experience can become proficient in your study of crafts, including ceramics, fibers, glass, jewelry, metalsmithing or wood, this program will allow you the creativity to explore your passion.
Take a look at student work by watching this Quick Take from our annual Experimental Costume Show:
More than lecturers, professors in the Craft and Material Studies program are skilled artists and innovative thinkers. Meet the faculty in the Craft and Material Studies program by reading their profiles and artist statements.
Don Miller, Craft + Material Studies Faculty
Ebonized white oak, 22"x22"x8", 2015
What makes our curriculum different? Flexible schedules and full studio access. The Crafts Studio Program offers the studio component of the University's undergraduate Crafts program in a one-and-one-half or two-year period. Most courses are offered during the day, so students must be available two or three weekdays per semester. Crafts Studio Program students have full studio access seven days a week.
Having experienced all aspects of making, from initial design to the final finished piece, Craft graduates are flexible and well-prepared to become independent studio artists, or to find positions in related fields in design, business and industry, or go on to pursue advanced degrees.
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