Interested in the program?

You can request information from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

If you have questions, contact Alfredo Gisholt, Program Coordinator of the Post Bacc Program, or Christine Dunant, Senior Academic Administrator for the Fine Arts Department at Brandeis. Or give us a call at (781) 736-2655.


Student painting


Post-baccalaureate students gather as a group with faculty on a weekly basis to present and discuss their work at various stages in its development. These sessions are informal but are considered integral to the communal, creative exchange of the program. Two or three students present their work each week for peer and faculty review.

Individual Studio Visits

The program offers one-on-one critiques with all resident faculty artists. In addition, the visiting artists fund brings distinguished outside artists to the department for scheduled studio visits. Students have access to four to five visiting artists per semester.

Lectures and Seminars

Faculty and visiting artists give lectures about their work in progress or its development. Rose Art Museum staff members conduct small group discussions with post-baccalaureate students about theoretical issues in contemporary art in addition to their scheduled programming, which includes lectures by exhibiting artists and curators.

Final Reviews and Exhibitions

At the end of every semester, students will present all of their work for a full faculty and visiting artist review. In the spring semester, students will have an on-campus exhibit in the Drietzer Gallery of the Spingold Theater Center.

Post-baccalaureate students are encouraged to participate in the university-wide Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, which provides exhibition, lecture and other creative opportunities.

Field Trips

Accompanied by a resident faculty member, post-baccalaureate students travel to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. to visit museums, galleries and working artists' studios. Field trips generally occur once each semester.


Students visiting Artist Joel Werring’s studio during a field trip to New York