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Visual Arts Graduate Certificate

  • Get Started

    No Application Required

  • Format

    Online for 2021-2022

  • Average Course Tuition

    $2,980

  • Courses

    3

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

Through this liberal arts graduate certificate, you will learn about history’s great works, mediums, and themes.

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.

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.

  • 74%

    Working Full Time

  • 96%

    Would Recommend Certificate

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.

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.

Ready to take the next step?

You can enroll in your first course in the:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

Search For Courses

To find courses that apply toward the certificate use DCE Course Search and Registration:

  • Scroll through the search filters to “Courses in a Graduate Certificate.”
  • Choose “Visual Arts Certificate” to explore program courses.

Cost

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

Our Tuition (2021–22 rate) $2,980 per 4-credit course ($745 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $8,940