About the Studio Art Certificate
Enhance your resume with a certificate in studio art.
Artistic expression isn’t confined to the studio. Add a new dimension to your bachelor’s degree program or strengthen your professional resume with a certificate in studio art from PennWest California.
PennWest California’s hands-on, 12-credit certificate allows undergraduates in any major to build competence in studio art media, techniques, processes and goals. You’ll choose from a wide selection of courses that fuel your passion for art while training your hands and your mind.
You’ll learn to think like an artist, gaining confidence as you build the systems thinking skills required in design and the critical thinking skills needed to create compelling works of contemporary art. Grounded in the humanities, this program’s coursework also helps you develop the social and interpretive skills that have value in any profession.
Adding this certificate makes your degree stand out to employers and graduate schools, whether you major in psychology, biology, computer science, liberal studies, digital multimedia technology, education or another field of study. The program also is open to artists who are seeking a certificate only.
Choose your own path.
PennWest California’s studio art certificate program offers a variety of options, whether you are augmenting your major or looking for a stand-alone credential.
Select any four approved art courses (3 credits each) to earn a certificate in general studio art; choose to concentrate on 2-D, 3-D or digital art; or focus your studies on a single one of these studio areas:
- Digital art
While earning your studio art certificate, you’ll build a portfolio of art practice you can use professionally, or to apply for exhibitions or graduate programs.