Post-Baccalaureate Undergraduate Certificate
Iowa State's Post-Baccalaureate Undergraduate Certificate program in Integrated Studio Arts (ISA) prepares students for either graduate study or career advancements by providing a focused environment for advancing your aesthetic, technical, creative and conceptual skills. While a bachelor's degree in visual arts is not required, a strong portfolio of artwork and a written statement of purpose are required for admission. Download application requirements (PDF) or view online
As a post-baccalaureate student, you will work with a faculty adviser to create a tailored program of study, selected courses from current 300/400-leverl offerings in integrated studio arts, art history and relevant courses in other departments. You will be expected to successfully complete 15 credits of 300/400-level ISA studio art courses, six (6) credits of 300/400-level art history courses, a three-credit elective selected in consultation with your faculty adviser, and a one-credit capstone exhibition course for a total of 25 credits.
For the capstone experience, you will be expected to produce an artist's statement and a written assessment of your learning that will be reviewed, along with your art, by the arts faculty. This 25-credit certificate program must be completed in two (2) years.
To apply for this program, please submit the following materials.
- Digital portfolio in PowerPoint format:
-- 20 images of recent work with no more than four (4) of the 20 images being details
-- Descriptions of each PPT image slide need to include title, date, size and medium
- One-page statement of intent
- Current resume
- Name and contact information of three references
Applications for Spring 2014 admission are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Submit applications to:
Ingrid Lilligren, Interim Chair
Integrated Studio Arts Program
158 College of Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Contact Ingrid Lilligren, director, Integrated Studio Arts Program, with any questions.