ACADEMICS

  • Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Craft Certificate

    Program Advisors: Thomas O’Malley, MFA and Gale Scott, MFA


    Program Description: Available in five craft concentrations (clay, glass, metals, wood, and photography), the Certificate is conferred by the Craft Center faculty as a formal recognition of a level of studio knowledge and accomplishment at an emerging professional level. The certificate represents a significant level of accomplishment, but it is not a university degree.

    Students in the Certificate program generally maintain at least six credit hours of course work per semester.

    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.

    Admissions Requirements:
    The program is open to mature 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 Worcester State University application packet
    • An application, including application fee
    • An essay outlining career plans and goals in undertaking the program, and education and experience in crafts which may not be included on your transcript
    • Official transcripts of all college work
    • Two letters of recommendation
    In addition the applicant must
    • submit examples of work created in his/her chosen medium or related field. These may be submitted either in person or on a CD (jpeg format @ 300 ppi)
    • participate in a brief in person or telephone interview (15-30 minutes) 

    List of Required Courses:      

    Certificate in Craft: (15 Credits)
    • AD 900 Design and Materials I* (3 credits)
    • AD 910 Design and Materials II* (3 credits)
    • 6 additional credits in Design and Materials
    • AD 920 Seminar in Craft (3 credits) OR
    • AD 930 New Directions in Crafts (3 credits)

    *Beginning Craft classes require a drawing pre-requisite 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.  

    Advanced Certificate in Craft: (29 Credits)
    • AD 940 Design and Materials III** (6 credits)
    • AD 950 Design and Materials IV** (6 credits)
    • 6 additional credits in Design and Materials
    • AD 920 Seminar in Craft (3 credits) OR
    • AD 930 New Directions in Crafts (3 credits)
    • Crafts Elective (3 credits)
    • AD 960 Professional Studies in Craft (2 credits)

    ** Intermediate Craft classes require a 3D design pre-requisite or co-requisite to be fulfilled by or AR 122 Visual Design-3 dimensions, or by an accredited college level equivalent to such courses.