Postbaccalaureate Program in Studio Art
Brandeis University's Postbaccalaureate Program in Studio Art is designed for students with a bachelor's degree who are interested in extending their experience in studio art. The program is a one- or two-year residency program that focuses on the disciplines of painting and sculpture. The structure emphasizes independent work with assistance achieved through critical interaction with faculty and visiting artists. Students can prepare portfolios for admission to graduate school, or achieve the self-sufficiency necessary for continued studio work outside an academic environment.
Graduates of the Postbaccalaureate program have gone on from the program to the best graduate schools in the country or have gone straight into the art world with great success in both areas. In over a decade that the program has been running, it has provided a strong backbone for countless artists' critical thinking and studio habits.
Why Choose the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Studio Art at Brandeis University?
- Weekly individual studio visits with faculty
- Full faculty group critiques
- Individual studio visits with 8-10 visiting artists per year
- Opportunities to participate in a variety of professional and studio-practice workshops
- Funded field trips to locations like New York that include gallery talks with artists and curators as well as visits to artists' studios
- Generous private studios with 24/7 access in a newly-renovated post baccalaureate studio building on campus
- Summer studio access for students who begin the program in January
- Access to exhibitions, programming, and visiting artists at the Rose Art Museum on the Brandeis campus
- Teaching assistantships with a stipend
For the most updated course listing, course descriptions, and degree requirements, please visit the Registrar.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis through June 15 for fall admission; December 15 for spring admission.
To apply for the program, you need to submit:
An application fee;
Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not mail official transcripts to our office. For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions;
One letter of recommendation, submitted online;
A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé;
A statement of purpose indicating your reasons for undertaking postbaccalaureate study.
A minimum of 12 images of recent works: painting, sculpture, prints and/or drawings. Once each image is uploaded, select 'edit details' to enter Title, Year, Size, Medium, and Description.
International students: Additional requirements for international applicants (non-U.S. citizens or non-permanent residents), minimum TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores, and important information regarding visas,. If you are submitting TOEFL scores, please note that our TOEFL institution code is 3261.
For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.
Generous scholarships and financial aid are available; for more information please visit Financial Aid.