| ACADEMICS | Graduate School | Graduate Programs | Post Baccalaureate Graduate Craft Certificate
The Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Craft Certificate program at Worcester State University provides teachers—or pre-service graduate students who want to be teachers—with the unique opportunity to obtain in-depth, hands-on experience in the disciplines of ceramics and glass.Classes for this program are taught at the Worcester Center for Crafts, which has been providing artists like you with a first-rate craft education for more than 150 years. You’ll learn by doing in WCC’s fully equipped glass and ceramics studios. Under the expert guidance of WCC faculty, you’ll develop important techniques and acquire significant skills in a specific craft area, which you can add to your teaching portfolio. In addition to gaining valuable practical experience and advancing your career, you’ll earn graduate credits: 2 6-week WCC classes equal 3 WSU graduate credits. Graduates of our craft certificate program have found great success sharing their artistic expertise as educators across Central New England—and beyond.
Although the Craft Certificate is a non-degree program, students must be admitted to Worcester State University. There is no federal/state financial aid available for the certificate program due to its non-degree status.
In addition to the WSU Graduate School's general admission requirements, the program is open to students who have an interest in fine craft and the desire to learn professional level skills in their chosen craft medium (glass, metals, clay, photography, or wood.) A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required for admission. The following must be submitted for consideration:The Graduate School application packet:
In addition the applicant must:
Courses for a Certificate in Craft (15 Credits)
*Beginning Craft classes require a drawing prerequisite or co-requisite to be fulfilled by Worcester State University Course AR 140, Drawing I or by an accredited college level equivalent to such courses. Courses for an Advanced Certificate in Craft (29 Credits)
**Intermediate Craft classes require a 3D design prerequisite or co-requisite to be fulfilled by or AR 122 Visual Design-3 dimensions, or by an accredited college level equivalent to such courses.