The 30-credit program provides students who already have earned a Bachelors degree a one- to two-year intensive program of study designed to assure advanced studio competency in the traditional fine arts disciplines, to help them prepare the strongest possible portfolios and develop a clear personal direction so they are competitive as self-directed independent fine artists and potential graduate students.
The curriculum of this program is intentionally flexible so it may be designed to meet the individual needs of each student. It combines some formal aspects of an advanced undergraduate program in terms of techniques and skills, often customized with additional pre-and co-requisites based on individual student strengths. Each student progresses to engage in an independent studio/critique experience that fosters individual development and research. Liberal Arts seminars in historical and contemporary studies, designed to broaden personal vision and concept development, are available both semesters and selected with the guidance of the advisor.