School of Art Professional Portfolio Development Certificate
The Certificate in Professional Portfolio Development at MSU Moorhead is designed for students who already hold a Bachelor's Degree in Art or Art Education and seek to expand their skills through intensive study and studio practice. 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.
You must hold a BA or BFA in studio art, or the equivalent, or a BFA in Art Education before entering the Certificate in Professional Portfolio Development. You must apply for acceptance into the Professional Portfolio Development 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 developed. No more than one temporary faculty may be on each committee. For admission to the certificate, you must have an overall GPA of 2.75 and a GPA of 3.0 in Art and Design.