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The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program provides an intensive fine arts studio experience to BFA graduates who may need more studio time in order to prepare a portfolio for application to an MFA 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 BFA from Maharishi University of Management must complete 36 credits 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)

plus 26 credits from among the following:

FA 483 BFA Advanced Contemporary Studio 1, 2, 3, 4

Connecting the Parts to the Whole

Advanced students work with an idea-based structure that allows them to go deeply into their work at the final stage of their degree requirements. This course is designed to forward studio work by capitalizing on students’ strengths through intensified pure studio time coupled with personal contact with faculty. During these months the student connects thinking with action in the artist’s statement and receives direct support for presentation, installation and documentation of thesis work. Required for the BFA degree. Offered in the spring semester only. No lab fee. Materials costs will vary with the student. (4 credits) Prerequisite: For BFA final year students only or with specific consent from professor.

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. (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 students 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 students 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.

 

 

Students who do not have their BFA degree from Maharishi University of Management must complete 36 semester-hours including the following:

  • SCI 508 Graduate SCI – this course is the first course taken at the University and constitutes a prerequisite for all other courses. (4 credits)
  • 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)

plus 28 credits from among the following:

FA 483 BFA Advanced Contemporary Studio 1, 2, 3, 4

Connecting the Parts to the Whole

Advanced students work with an idea-based structure that allows them to go deeply into their work at the final stage of their degree requirements. This course is designed to forward studio work by capitalizing on students’ strengths through intensified pure studio time coupled with personal contact with faculty. During these months the student connects thinking with action in the artist’s statement and receives direct support for presentation, installation and documentation of thesis work. Required for the BFA degree. Offered in the spring semester only. No lab fee. Materials costs will vary with the student. (4 credits) Prerequisite: For BFA final year students only or with specific consent from professor.

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 students 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 students 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.

 

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