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Visual Arts Graduate Certificate

Explore and analyze the arts in their contexts through observation, hands-on artistic creative processes, and academic study.

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What You'll Learn

  • Insight on essential frameworks and methodologies by which to understand, critique, and appreciate art.
  • Understanding of art in its cultural, political, philosophical, and historical context.
  • Deepened knowledge in focused topic areas, such as art history since World War II, Buddhist and Japanese artistic traditions, religion and the arts, and contemporary Latin American film.

Our Community at a Glance

Going back to school doesn’t have to mean putting your life on hold.

We’ve designed our courses and certificates to give you the flexibility to pace your studies to fit your schedule.

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Certificate Courses

The liberal arts graduate certificate in Visual Arts requires three courses.

You may choose any three courses from the Visual Arts certificate course group, using the certificate course search.

Search for Courses

You can browse courses by term — fall, spring, or summer — in the DCE Course Search & Registration platform.

Upcoming Term: Summer 2024

Summer course registration is open through June 20. Learn more about how to register

Fall 2024 courses and registration details will be live in June.

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete the three certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.


Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2023–24 rate) $3,220 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $9,660