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 below.
As a post-baccalaureate student, you will work with a faculty adviser to create a tailored 25-credit program of study including:
- 15 credits of 300/400-level Integrated Studio (ART IS) courses
- Six (6) credits of 300/400/500-level art history courses
- Three-credit elective selected from a list of options
- One-credit capstone exhibition course
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. Students interested in developing a body of work for admission to graduate school or for professional practice will be ideal candidates.
To apply for this program, please submit the following materials.
- Digital portfolio in PowerPoint format:
— Twenty (20) images of recent work with no more than four (4) of the 20 images being details
— Descriptions on each PPT image slide need to include title, date, size and medium
- One-page statement of intent and reasons for further study
- Current resume
- Name and contact information of three (3) references
Applications for Fall 2021 admission are due by 5 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2021. Applications for Spring 2022 admission are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Submit applications to:
Dr. Sarah R. Kyle, Professor and Chair
Department of Art and Visual Culture
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Contact Dr. Sarah R. Kyle, Professor and Chair, Department of Art and Visual Culture