Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program    
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program provides an intensive fine arts studio experience to B.F.A. graduates who may need more studio time in order to prepare a portfolio for application to an M.F.A. program, or who need more experience working in their own studio to develop a body of work. Each student receives a spacious personal studio, weekly guidance from faculty members, group critiques, valuable teaching experience as a Teaching Assistant, and guidance on research, art criticism, and writing artist statements.
Graduation Requirements for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art    
The degree requirements are slightly different for a graduate of MUM who will already have taken STC 108.

Students who have a B.F.A. from MUM must complete must complete 36 semester-hours including the following:
One Forest Academy course (2 credits) in each semester where they are enrolled for at least 16 credits.
Passing grades in each semester’s Development of Consciousness course.
FA 414 Artist as Philosopher: Critically Reading Visual Experience (2 credits)

26 credits of Fine Arts courses from among the following:

FA 485 Advanced Studio in Painting and Drawing: Finding a Personal Voice in the Language of Painting and Drawing Students have the opportunity to build on the experience of previous painting courses through the further development and deeper understanding of their own expression with paint. The focus of this course is to allow the student to form a strong personal direction and develop a personal conceptual framework in their studio exploration in painting. Topics include: exploring different methods and materials in painting, research in the history and current developments in the field of painting. Lab fee: $45. (4 credits: may be repeated for credit) Prerequisites: FA311, FA312, and FA 313.

FA 486 Advanced Studio in Sculpture: Finding a Personal Voice in the Language o Sculpture Students have the opportunity to build on the experience of previous sculpture courses through the further development and deeper understanding of their own expression in three-dimensional form. The focus of this course is to allow students to form a strong personal direction and develop a personal conceptual framework in their studio exploration of 3D media. Topics include: exploring advanced methods and materials in clay, plaster, wax, resin, etc. Students will also be engaged in researching the history and current developments in the field of sculpture. Lab fee $35 (4 credits: may be repeated for credit) Prerequisites: FA 341, 342, and 343

FA 487 Advanced Studio in Ceramics: Finding a Personal Voice in the Language of Ceramics Students have the opportunity to build on the experience of previous ceramics courses through the further development and deeper understanding of their own expression in clay. The focus of this course is to allow the student to form a strong personal direction and develop a personal conceptual framework in their studio exploration in ceramics. Topics include: exploring advanced methods and materials in clay and glaze, firing kilns, research in the history and current developments in the field of ceramics. Lab fee $45. (4 credits: may be repeated for credit) Prerequisites: FA 341, 342, and 343

FA 489 Advanced Studio in Photography: Finding a Personal Voice in the Language of Photography Students have the opportunity to build on the experience of previous photography courses through the further development and deeper understanding of their own expression using photographic media. The focus of this course is to allow the student to form a strong personal direction and develop a personal conceptual framework in their studio exploration, with the goal of producing a cohesive body of work. Topics include: exploring and refining photographic methods and materials, as well as research in the history and current developments in the field of photography. Lab fee: $150 (or more) (4 credits) Prerequisites: FA 331, FA 332

Advanced studio courses in Media and Communications Requires approval by the Academic Adviser for the Art Department. For example: MC 285 Advanced Video Production, MC 323 Advanced Video Editing, and MC 380 Media Projects.

Plus in the final month of the Spring semester, 4 credits:

FA 390 Thesis Proposal

Students who do not have their B.F.A. degree from Maharishi University of Management must complete 36 semester-hours including the following:
SCI 508 Graduate SCI (4 credits) (This course is the first courses taken at the University and constitute a prerequisite for all other courses.)
Forest Academy course on the topic of Higher States of Consciousness (Spring) 2 credits.
Passing grades in each semester’s Development of Consciousness course.
FA Artist as Philosopher: Critically Reading Visual Experience (2 credits)
and 24 credits in fine arts courses from among the following:

FA 485 Advanced Studio in Painting and Drawing: Finding a Personal Voice in the Language of Painting and Drawing Students have the opportunity to build on the experience of previous painting courses through the further development and deeper understanding of their own expression with paint. The focus of this course is to allow the student to form a strong personal direction and develop a personal conceptual framework in their studio exploration in painting. Topics include: exploring different methods and materials in painting, research in the history and current developments in the field of painting. Lab fee: $45. Prerequisites: FA311, FA312, FA 313. May be repeated for credit. (4 credits)

FA 486 Advanced Studio in Sculpture: Finding a Personal Voice in the Language of Sculpture Students have the opportunity to build on the experience of previous sculpture courses through the further development and deeper understanding of their own expression in three-dimensional form. The focus of this course is to allow students to form a strong personal direction and develop a personal conceptual framework in their studio exploration of 3D media. Topics include: exploring advanced methods and materials in clay, plaster, wax, resin, etc. Students will also be engaged in researching the history and current developments in the field of sculpture. Lab fee $35 (Prerequisites: FA 341, 342, 343). May be repeated for credit. (4 credits)

FA 487 Advanced Studio in Ceramics: Finding a Personal Voice in the Language of Ceramics Students have the opportunity to build on the experience of previous ceramics courses through the further development and deeper understanding of their own expression in clay. The focus of this course is to allow the student to form a strong personal direction and develop a personal conceptual framework in their studio exploration in ceramics. Topics include: exploring advanced methods and materials in clay and glaze, firing kilns, research in the history and current developments in the field of ceramics. Lab fee $45. (Prerequisites: FA 341, 342, 343). May be repeated for credit. (4 credits)

FA 489 Advanced Studio in Photography: Finding a Personal Voice in the Language of Photography Students have the opportunity to build on the experience of previous photography courses through the further development and deeper understanding of their own expression using photographic media. The focus of this course is to allow the student to form a strong personal direction and develop a personal conceptual framework in their studio exploration, with the goal of producing a cohesive body of work. Topics include: exploring and refining photographic methods and materials, as well as research in the history and current developments in the field of photography. Lab fee: $150 (or more) (4 credits) Prerequisites: FA 331, FA 332

Advanced studio courses in Media and Communications Needs approval by the Academic Adviser for the Art Department. For example:
MC 285 Advanced Video Production, MC 323 Advanced Video Editing, and MC 380 Media Projects. 

Plus in the final month of the Spring semester, 4 credits of:

FA 390 Thesis Proposal
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