School of Art Certificate Programs


The School of Art offers the following supplementary academic certifications:


Critical Visions Certificate
The undergraduate Critical Visions Certificate is a joint endeavorbetween faculty from the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). Thecross-college curriculum will teach students how to effectively combine critical theory and social analysis with art, media, and design practice. 

Game Art - Undergraduate
Open to all UC students, the College of DAAP offers a certificate program, called the Certificate of Game Art. Students study the use of the tools of Game Art. Students develop individual and collaborative art-making skills, and they demonstrate, through written works and in presentations of original creative works, the objects and products of their study. Students will understand how to design and develop an original game and how the principles of game design apply to various disciplinary goals.

Museum Studies - Graduate
This graduate certificate explores fundamental aspects of museum work. It can provide you with the skills and knowledge that are the basis for many aspects of museum work, including: museum management, collection care and maintenance, exhibition and educational program development, and use of technology in museums..

Museum Studies - Undergraduate
This program prepares students interested in working in museums, in educational and interpretive centers, or in similar organizations promoting public outreach and education.  In addition, it provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in Museum Studies.  Students gain a well-rounded knowledge of museum studies by taking both hands-on courses focusing on aspects of the museum practices and intellectual courses that address the academic/historical aspects of the field.

Pre-Art Therapy Certificate
The undergraduate Pre-Art Therapy Certificate is a collaborative program among faculty from Clermont College, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), and the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. The certificate combines knowledge and skills from the fields of psychology, fine arts, art history, and art therapy. A certificate in Pre-Art Therapy seeks to achieve two primary goals: (1) to increase students’ understanding and knowledge about the field of art therapy, and (2) prepare students to apply to art therapy graduate programs as a graduate-level art therapy degree is required in order to practice art therapy professionally.

Public Art and Placemaking 
Public Art and Placemaking is an undergraduate certificate in the history and creation of public art and its relationship to public space.  A combination of theory, design and production, it includes courses in both art and urban planning.  It prepares students to combine public art and placemaking to serve an audience that is racially and socio-economically diverse.

Visual Arts Education Licensure
The Visual Arts Education Licensure program is for students wishing to become licensed to teach in P-12 education environments. The licensure option is completed in accordance with the Educator Preparation Program requirements in the School of Education.