Certificate of Achievement Program


About the Program

The Studio School at the Glassell School of Art offers comprehensive fine arts program in which students work toward a Certificate of Achievement in one of the following subjects: drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, or jewelry.

Students may begin the program at any time after completing 30 to 36 hours of course work.  Students will have their transcripts and portfolios reviewed by the Studio School Dean to determine proper placement.  The program provides students with both the necessary foundation-level courses and a broad range of courses at the intermediate or advanced levels in their major field.  In addition, there is a wide range of course offerings for elective credits that will enhance the student's major field of study. 

Upon satisfactory completion of 96 specific credits, the student’s work is reviewed and approved by a certificate committee made up of Studio School faculty.

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Requirements

Students earn three hours of credit for each successfully completed (grade C or above) course per semester. All studio and art history courses must be taken for a letter grade and may not be taken Pass/Fail. For Certificate of Achievement Students to receive a letter grade in Art History courses they are required to write a term paper on a topic provided by the instructor, due by the last day of the semester.

Subject/Course Credits
Art History electives 12
Drawing Fundamentals DRF 1301, DRF 1302 6
General electives 24
Life Drawing DRL 2310, DRL 2311 6
Major field of study 24
2-D courses other than major 9
2-D Design 2DD 1303 and 3-D Design 3DD 1304 6
3-D courses other than major 9
Total 96


Students may transfer 12 foundation-level credits, 6 art history credits, and 6 life-drawing credits from another post-secondary institution, with the approval of a faculty member and the Faculty Chair. Students interested in the Certificate of Achievement program should contact the Faculty Chair at (713) 639-7500 for more information.

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2012 Certificate Recipients

The Glassell School of Arts is proud to present the 2012 Certificate of Achievement graduates: Maricel Blum, Diane Garza, Diane Gelman,Tracey Meyer, and Robert Serradilla.

This group of dedicated students has completed all the required class work and will be exhibiting their final portfolio work in a first of its kind Certificate of Achievement Exhibition opening Friday, May 18 with a reception to honor the graduates from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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2011

The 2011 Certificate of Achievement recipient was Marty Lee Bennett. 

Marty Lee Bennett attended classes at the Glassell School of Art from 1991-2011. She primarily studied in the painting and drawing departments with a focus on charcoal and graphite. As a Certificate student, her work was exhibited in the 2011 Studio School Student Exhibition.


2010

The 2010 Glassell Studio School Certificate of Achievement Recipients were Sam Tarner, Rachel Glickin, Robert Straight, Crystol Spillars, Nicole Wysocki, and Anneliese Cogliando.

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