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. Visit the program site for more information. Application instructions can be found below.

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How to Apply

Application Deadlines

May 15 for fall admission; December 1 for spring admission.

Application Requirements

To apply for the program, you need to submit:

  • An online application

  • An application fee

  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not send official transcripts to our office. Official transcripts sent prior to an offer of admission will be destroyed. For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions.

  • One letter of recommendation, submitted online.

  • curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé, which should include your educational history, employment experience, and other relevant information.

  • 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 applicants should visit our International Students page to determine if official results from an English language proficiency exam are also required.

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.

Alum Profile

Zoila Coc-Chang
For Zoila Coc-Chang, her art has always felt like an extension of herself, allowing her to experience a versatility that she has not found anywhere else. She relates: “[Art] feels natural, but with an unexpected surprise at every corner.”