Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fashion, Body, and Garment
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fashion, Body and Garment program provides students who have an undergraduate degree with an opportunity to further develop their technical and conceptual skills in a large, professional fine arts school environment. Some students enter the program as a transitional preparation for graduate school, while others seek its practical groundwork for internships and careers in the fashion industry.
Applicants to the program may be:
- Individuals with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science who need an additional year of foundational work to prepare a portfolio
- Individuals with an undergraduate or graduate degree in art who wish to pursue work in fashion design
- International students requiring a year of intensive studio work typical to the U.S. educational system before beginning a master's-level program in design
The curriculum offers the formal course work of an advanced undergraduate program with methods- and materials-oriented labs, studio research and development, and art and design history courses. The course-based, three-semester intensive advances students' skills in engaging with cloth as a medium and guides each student through the creation of a personal design statement.
Completion of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fashion, Body and Garment does not guarantee admission to SAIC's Master of Design program. Credits taken while a Post-Baccalaureate student cannot be counted toward a master's degree at SAIC.