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Studio Arts Certificate

Spark the beginning of your journey in the arts with the Studio Arts Certificate! Reconnect with past efforts, prepare for advanced study, or jump into creative experimentation with a structured program to guide you. This certificate gives you the freedom to choose the classes that you are drawn to, while providing optional clusters of courses that serve as a guide.

The Studio Arts Certificate connects you to a community of artists and provides momentum for artistic growth. Join us at MassArt and find your creative voice. Build a portfolio that can be used for applications to undergraduate and graduate degree programs, artist’s residencies, grants, and exhibition opportunities. 

Classes may be taken online or in person at MassArt’s world-class Boston facilities. Online classes maximize the home studio and connect students and faculty in scheduled, synchronous group meetings on Zoom. To earn the certificate, complete any eight studio art classes listed as applicable to the certificate.

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Certificate Structure

  • Eight 7-week classes
  • One 3-credit class counts for two 7-week classes
  • Short workshops (e.g., 3 days) are not applicable to the certificate
  • Classes, if taken multiple times, can only be applied to the certificate once

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental techniques with a range of media
  • Demonstrate awareness of the expressive, formal, and conceptual aspects of art practice 
  • Develop knowledge of historical and contemporary models of art making
  • Develop the skill to discuss and assess your own work and the work of others
  • Cultivate an awareness of the social and global issues woven into the field of art and design
  • Complete a portfolio of creative work
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