Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio: Curriculum Requirements

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio is a 30-credit hour program designed to help you build a portfolio for graduate school admission. See the specific course requirements below.

Area Credit Hours
Post-Baccalaureate Studio Seminar  3  
  • Painting students take PBACC 5002 (3)
  • Visual Communication Design students take PBACC 5320 (3) 
  • All others take a graduate seminar from area of concentration
PPBACC 5009 Post-Baccalaureate Projects 
3–6 credits each semester from any studio area
3–6 credits each semester from any studio area
Art History  6  
  • ARTHI 5002 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Art (3)
  • Art History course 2000 level or above (3)
Participation in two Graduate Critiques    
Total Credit Hours 30  

Certificate requirements and specifications

  1. Curriculum: The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio program is designed to be a full-time, two-semester program. Any exception to this requirement must be approved by the program chair and the department chair and will only extend to one full calendar year.
  2. Specific courses: Of the 24 studio credit hours, specific courses may be required depending on the department to which the student has been accepted. All post baccalaureate students should discuss their schedules with the program chair or the department chair.
  3. Full-time Status Minimum Requirement: 12 credit hours