Boston University College of Fine Arts offers a selection of certificate programs that span Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts disciplines as well as on-campus and online modalities. Admissions to these programs are specific to the certificate.
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Music Ed Online
Offered online, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Music Education, is a 32 credit program focused on enhancing technological skills and revitalizing educational practice through the introduction of new methods and the latest theoretical frameworks.
To enter the online CAGS program, students must hold a Master’s degree in Music Education or the equivalent (our Manager of Online Admissions can assess equivalency). Most students should be able to complete the CAGS in 18-24 months.
Please note that the CAGS is not a pathway to the online Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education at Boston University; it is a terminal certificate from our institution.
Graduate Certificate in Pre-K-12 Music Teaching
The Graduate Certificate in Pre-K-12 Music Teaching, is a program for qualified postbaccalaureate students who are interested in receiving initial licensure in Pre-K–12 Music Education. The program provides students who have a previous degree in music with the skills and knowledge needed to teach music in schools, non-profits, and community settings.
Artisan Certificate in Scene Painting
The School of Theatre offers a two-year certificate program providing skill and craft courses for theatre artisans and technicians seeking career training. The Artisan Certificate program is designed to further advance those who have already developed skills but are seeking further training for advanced or lead positions within the field.
To be considered, applicants must contact the Artisan Certificate Program Head, Diane Fargo. Admission requirements for the Artisan Certificate are the same as those for the Master of Fine Arts programs in Design, Production, and Management.
Certificate in Graphic Design
Boston University’s Certificate in Graphic Design offers students a one-year, full-time rigorous and intensive study in graphic design. The program includes core studio and typography requirements and allows students to choose elective courses based on their speciﬁc interests and career goals. Students will bolster conceptual and artistic skills in a professionally focused curriculum.
Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration
Through the Metropolitan College, the Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration serves the many practicing and aspiring arts professionals with limited time or resources to commit to a full program of graduate study, or who, like students in the College of Fine Arts, wish to combine their artistic studies with arts administration. Arts Administration courses will count for graduate elective credit in the College of Fine Arts.
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