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  • Certificate in Studio Research
  • Art & Design

  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    Certificate in Studio Research (20 Credits)

    Admission Requirements

    The Certificate in Studio Research is designed for students who already hold a BFA in Studio Art from MSUM or equivalent. Students who wish to further develop their portfolios, technically, philosophically, and conceptually will find this program invaluable. This certificate is designed to produce artists who are competitive in the national arena for sought after opportunities in areas such as grants, residencies, exhibitions, and education.

    Students should hold a BFA degree in Studio Art or equivalent before completing the Certificate in Studio Research. Students must apply for acceptance into the Studio Research Certificate program by presenting a body of work for review by a committee of a minimum of three art faculty, including the committee chair who must be permanent art faculty and from the studio area being researched. No more then one temporary faculty may be on each committee. For admission to the certificate, students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 and a GPA of 3.0 in Art and Design.

    Core Requirements

    Art History Upper Level (4)
    ART 498 Exhibition (4)


    Students will attend required critique sessions with department faculty and other certificate students. Completion of the certificate requires the signature of all three committee members approving the level of research completed. This requirement is in addition to all coursework requirements.

    Restricted Electives

    (12 Credits)

    Choose 12 credits from the following, as approved by your committee (courses may be repeated for credit).

    ART 494A Mentored Research in Ceramics (1-8)
    ART 494B Mentored Research in Graphic Design (1-8)
    ART 494C Mentored Research in Painting (1-8)
    ART 494D Mentored Research in Printmaking (1-8)
    ART 494E Mentored Research in Sculpture (1-8)
    ART 494F Mentored Research in Photography (1-8)
    ART 494H Mentored Research in Drawing (1-8)
    ART 494L Mentored Research in Illustration (1-8)

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