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A postgraduate certificate is useful for recent secondary school graduates and working professionals who wish to develop their career path. It can often give a deeper understanding of a particular subject matter, without taking as long as a formal degree.

What is a postgraduate certificate in art studies? This preliminary award can be used to start an associate's, bachelor's or even master's degree in fields such as history, philosophy, writing and many other subjects related to the arts. It is a launching point for wherever you want to go in your education, career and life. Some institutions also offer visual art and design courses as part of this certificate. The structure varies from studio workshop to formal class setting.

A postgraduate certificate in arts seeks to teach analytical and research skills that are useful in all aspects of life. Depending on the institution, you will have a finished portfolio of work, which is another benefit to this award.

Because postgraduate certificates are unique to each institution, their costs are also varied. Some factors include length of coursework, instructor experience level and the size of the school itself. Some of the school's standard fees may also apply.

If you are already on your chosen career track, then a certificate in arts can be useful to quickly expand your knowledge in a particular area. This increases your chances for promotion or a raise. For those seeking employment, this focused knowledge looks good in a variety of job settings, from research to media to industry. A certificate can gain you entry level positions in your chosen field, with the intention of learning more about the subject at your employer's direction.

Certificates usually take a few months, but they vary depending on the institution and subject matter. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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15 Results in Art Studies

Warsaw School of Photography & Graphic Design

These studies are offered only by the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design. No additional courses are required in painting, drawing and related subjects. They ... [+]

Diploma or Certificate in Photography: Professional and Artistic Studies ADMISSIONS

There are no entrance examinations and no English tests. We require that you speak and understand English. The candidate has to fill out an application form from our website. In the first year we teach you the basic techniques of photography, painting and drawing. Our philosophy is to let students discover their hidden talents and give them the opportunity to develop them.

A Certificate in Photography is granted after one or two years of studies. A Diploma in Photography is granted after three years of studies.

Programme:

Camera Equipment and Basic Photo Techniques (analogue and digital) Expressive and Humanistic Photography A Phenomenology of the Image. Visual Communication Photojournalism and Journalistic Ethics Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Advanced photojournalism Illustrative and Advertising Photography I Illustrative and Advertising Photography II Creative Photography I Creative Photography II Creative Portrait Photography Psychological Portrait Photography Landscape Photography I$ including the Zone System Landscape Photography II Creative Techniques in Photography Large Format Photography Studio Photography Fashion Photography$ I Fashion Photography II History of photography I History of Photography II History of Contemporary Photography History of Art I History of Art II History of Contemporary Art Video Art$ and Artistic Photography in New Media. Film Postproduction Staged Photography Black and White Archival Darkroom Techniques Exhibition quality black and white, analogue prints on gelatin silver paper Exhibiting Photographs. Tour of important galleries and photo festivals and direct contact with their curators Photo Edition for Publications Coaching Digital Imaging and... [-]
Poland Warsaw
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Full-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
Warsaw School of Photography & Graphic Design

The Postgraduate Programme in Photography is taught by the faculty of the Warsaw School of Photograph and Graphic Design. ... [+]

ADMISSIONS

The candidate must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any field of studies. After successfully completing our one year programme the student obtains a University Diploma of Postgraduate Studies in Photography. Our Postgraduate degrees conform to the regulations of the European Commission and are valid in 48 countries including the European Union and China. We do not require any previous experience in photography, painting or drawing from candidates applying for the studies. Our courses start from the beginning. During the year we will teach you the techniques of photography, painting and drawing and we will help you develop your artistic sensitivity.

Our philosophy is to let students discover their hidden talents and give them the opportunity to develop them.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
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Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The one-year Post-Baccalaureate Certificate offers an intensive year of studio art study and practice, closely advised and supported by SMFA faculty. The... ... [+]

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program

The one-year Post-Baccalaureate Certificate offers an intensive year of studio art study and practice, closely advised and supported by SMFA faculty. The program is ideal for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and want to immerse themselves in intensive studio artmaking.Whether you have recently graduated or are changing careers, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate provides excellent preparation for graduate degree study in art or for professional practice as an artist.You design an individualized studio art curriculum. You may experiment across media or focus intensely on one discipline. SMFA faculty will provide you with instruction, support, advice and encouragement throughout your course of study. In frequent individual consultations, instructors will critique your work and guide your development. Every week, you’ll come together with your classmates in a seminar that guides your progress, builds camaraderie and fosters artistic growth. You’ll also go on field trips and attend lectures by visiting artists, museum curators, gallery directors, collectors and critics.In your independent studio work you’ll develop your art and your process. Each semester, you’ll present the accumulated work of that semester to be assessed for studio credits at Review Boards.The Post-Baccalaureate program attracts applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. Some Post- Baccalaureate students are recent college graduates seeking a year of intensive studio education before beginning independent work as artists. Others come to initiate professional art practice after working in a different field.Still others are working artists whoseek to expand their skills or explore new media.Completion of the Post- Baccalaureate Certificate... [-]

USA Boston
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

The Postgraduate Course in Fashion Photography and Lifestyle is the second of the three modules that make up the Master of Professional Photography at IED Madrid, this sp ... [+]

COURSE LANGUAGE: SPANISH

The Postgraduate Course in Fashion Photography and Lifestyle is the second of the three modules that make up the Master of Professional Photography at IED Madrid, this specialization course is dedicated to Fashion and Lifestyle. It also includes transferable knowledge of copyright, work with models, business plans, media relations, advanced color correction and correction, location management and contracts.

The main figures of this course are photographers with extensive experience in fashion and studio photography, such as Joséphine Douet, Rafa Gallarand, José Morraja, and retouching specialist Victor Garrido. Joan Morey, who works under the brand Soy Tu Puta, will present her work, which combines languages ​​from different creative fields, particularly those of art and fashion. Next, the course director, Ricardo Cases, will teach the students how to find their own vision of fashion and lifestyle in their Deconstructing fashion workshop.... [-]

Spain Madrid
April 2020
Spanish,Spanish (Spain)
Full-time
3 months
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

Create your stamp in documentary photography. Reinterpret the world around you through technical knowledge and a global understanding of social, political and economic is ... [+]

COURSE LANGUAGE: SPANISH

The Postgraduate Course on Documentary Photography and Reporting is the first of the three modules that make up the Master of Professional Photography at the IED Madrid, this specialization course is dedicated to documentary and reporting. It also includes knowledge about copyright, media relations, communication theory, image ethics, advanced color correction and correction, location management and contracts. A solid and attractive personal work can make a difference when it comes to convincing magazines and publishers. With this premise, the improvement of the professional competences of students in documentary photography is complemented by the development of a personal work.... [-]

Spain Madrid
January 2020
Spanish,Spanish (Spain)
Full-time
3 months
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

The Postgraduate Course in Advertising Photography and Editorial is the last of the three modules that form the Master of Professional Photography at the IED Madrid, this ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

The Postgraduate Course in Advertising Photography and Editorial is the last of the three modules that form the Master of Professional Photography at the IED Madrid, this specialization course is dedicated to advertising and the publishing world, which means that it includes the knowledge of the theory and practice of design, the edition of photographs for magazines and books, the work with models for commercial campaigns, business plans and contracts, author rights, media relations, communication theory, advanced retouching and color correction and location management. A solid and attractive personal work can make a difference when it comes to convincing customers and commercial agents. With this premise, the improvement of professional skills of students in advertising and editorial photography is complemented by the development of a personal project.... [-]

Spain Madrid
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Spanish,Spanish (Spain)
Full-time
3 months
Campus
SOAS University of London

This postgraduate programme offers a unique opportunity to study the arts of Asia and the Islamic world with lectures by leading scholars in the field. The course will pr ... [+]

Mode of Attendance: Full-timeFive three month full-time modules, any number or combination of which can be taken. The Postgraduate Diploma is awarded to any student who successfully completes three selected modules within a period of four years. The Certificate is awarded for each singular module.This postgraduate programme offers a unique opportunity to study the arts of Asia and the Islamic world with lectures by leading scholars in the field.

The course will provide an object-based learning experience through direct access to the reserved collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and the British Museum.

The lecture programme is supported by field trips to museums, galleries and private collections. The course is designed to train museum curators or serious collectors. It will also prepare students for work in a variety of professions in the art and the museum world and provides a pathway to the master’s degree for those with no background in the subject.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
5 months
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is a one-year program that offers intensive studio art study and individual development closely advised and supported by SMFA faculty. ... [+]

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is a one-year program that offers intensive studio art study and individual development closely advised and supported by SMFA faculty. The program is ideal for students who have completed a bachelor's degree and want to immerse themselves in rigorous studio art-making. Whether you have recently graduated or are changing careers, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate also provides excellent preparation for graduate study in art or for professional practice as an artist.

The Post-Baccalaureate program attracts applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. Some Post-Baccalaureate students are recent college graduates seeking a year of intensive studio education before beginning independent work as artists. Others come to initiate professional art practice after working in a different field. Still, others are working artists who seek to expand their skills or explore new media.... [-]

USA Medford
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
European College for Liberal Studies

Customized Postgraduate Program. ... [+]

Our postgraduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Postgraduate programs are advanced academic programs for college and university graduates, as well as for working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of communication and liberal arts. The college’s truly global community provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research with an emphasis on globalization, communication, and higher education. Not all programs are offered at all campuses.... [-]

Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zürich Japan Tokyo Antwerp  + 6 More
November 2019
Full-time
12 - 36 months
Campus
European College for Liberal Studies

Postgraduate Certificate in Liberal Studies (15 credits). ... [+]

Our postgraduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Postgraduate programs are advanced academic programs for college and university graduates, as well as for working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of communication and liberal arts. The college’s truly global community provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research with an emphasis on globalization, communication, and higher education. Not all programs are offered at all campuses.... [-]

Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zürich Japan Tokyo Antwerp  + 6 More
January 2020
Full-time
3 - 36 months
Campus
Goldsmiths, University of London

This programme will cover sponsorship and marketing, audience development, regeneration and partnerships, and commerce/merchandise, giving a detailed insight into the way ... [+]

This programme will cover sponsorship and marketing, audience development, regeneration and partnerships, and commerce/merchandise, giving a detailed insight into the ways that museums and galleries are managed and develop entrepreneurship.

Perhaps you already work in a museum or gallery and want some CPD experience. Or maybe you work in a different area but are thinking about a change of career.

Through a combination of lectures, seminars, outside visits, interviews, projects, workshops and presentations you'll examine the ways in which museum and gallery professionals have developed sophisticated new strategies and applied innovative entrepreneurial thinking to find ways of attracting visitors from a wide range of backgrounds to visit their institutions, engage with their events, and interact with artworks in different ways.... [-]

United Kingdom London
January 2020
Part-time
10 weeks
Campus
KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent

Curatorial Studies at KASK considers curation – from the latin ‘cura’, to care for – to be a vital link between cultural production and the wider social sphere. In this e ... [+]

Who is this for? The Curatorial Studies programme at Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten / Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) of University College Ghent is an intensive one-year English-language postgraduate course aimed at applicants with an MA in the arts, humanities or sciences and a keen interest in contemporary art. Established in 1999, KASK’s Curatorial Studies is the only programme in Belgium and a leading curatorial programme in Europe. On this course students become familiar with contemporary exhibition practices across a variety of contexts, from museums and foundations to artist-run and independent spaces. Curatorial Studies at KASK stands out among comparable European and American programmes for the breadth of skills it covers, from conservation and exhibition history/theory to collection building and public mediation. Through this programme, students are equipped to excel in the curatorial field, in its practical as well as theoretical applications. ... [-]
Belgium Ghent
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent

EPAS is a one-year intensive education in the creative potential of sound both of itself and as part of a multimedia practice. ... [+]

EPAS is a one-year intensive education in the creative potential of sound both of itself and as part of a multi media practice.

While there are countless courses teaching how to interpret visual information, from medieval painting to modern advertising, sound is a relatively unexplored field of study. And, although academic studies do explore the theoretical and conceptual sides of audio production, sound is generally considered a technical, rather than aesthetic, subject. EPAS aims to address this imbalance through an integration of practice and theory continuously fed by theoretical, critical and conceptual thinking. This way, participants will be able to explore sound as a discipline in itself as well as in relation to screen production, dance, theatre, radio, architecture and other arts and media.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2020
1 year
Campus
KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent

The English-taught postgraduate digital storytelling is a programme aimed at the storytellers of tomorrow, creatives who wish to present their projects or themselves as m ... [+]

The English-taught postgraduate digital storytelling is a programme aimed at the storytellers of tomorrow, creatives who wish to present their projects or themselves as makers using audio, video, photographs and text (or mixed media) through YouTube, Medium, Vine, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media. Everyone who already writes text, who creates audio, music, photographs, videos or art and wants to share a creative story online, is invited to come and specialise in online storytelling and create online media for social media. The programme is open to all students who are in the possession of a bachelor or master diploma.

Obviously, it is recommended to already have a general understanding of audio, video etc. It is however not a requirement. We organise weekly coaching sessions to teach you these skills. A commission will give you advice on the basis of an informal talk It is they who decide whether or not you are eligible to enroll.This postgraduate programme will help you refine your skills in storytelling, in finding and reaching an online audience, and sharpen your digital proficiencies. You will be trained to create and spread your story using the newest media tools, such as Vine, Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope, Boomerang, or as longreads, podcasts, vlogs and so on.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent

Finished a Masters in Music but still looking to enhance your skills and to have vistas opened up? Our postgraduate programme Musical Performance Practice shares just suc ... [+]

Finished a Masters in Music but still looking to enhance your skills and to have vistas opened up? Our postgraduate programme Musical Performance Practice shares just such an urge for excellence. As a performing musician (individual or ensemble), you have the opportunity to devote a year to a clearly defined artistic research project, under the guidance of one or more of the faculty at the Ghent Conservatory. These instructors are specialists in performance practice, musicologists and Masters in the Arts. By means of a well defined research project your focus on the interpretation and performance practice of old or new music. You specialize in the development and testing of new performance methods, based on historic, musicological and personal artistic investigation. In addition to conducting your own artistic research project, as part of the Arts in Practice segment of the programme, you are thoroughly active in the world of the performing arts. Here, the Ghent School of Arts helps bring you in contact with its extensive network of professional partners. Finally, you will place your own research in a wider perspective by taking part in specific, focused investigation. Already professionally engaged? No worries. Our slim but intenstive programme can be elegantly combined with professional activities. To enroll you need to hold a Masters in Music and take part in an orientation exam, that consists of two parts: a short audition (recital), which allows a commitee of experts to verify wheter orn ot you have the right instrumental or vocal skills,... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus