Do I have to select a track (like painting or ceramics) or can I explore many types of art expression? The curriculum is flexible, offering a mix of required and elective courses tailored to the interest and passion of each student. Students will take required courses as a cohort and elective courses across the catalogue of the Kirk Newman Art School.
How long will this program take to complete? 9 months
What do I get when I finish the program? Students will receive a Certificate in Global Creative Studies, confidence to pursue their passions and preparation for an enriched life.
Can I get college credit for any of these courses? Course credit may be available by registering for Kalamazoo Valley Community College courses (listed in the sample curricula) or through portfolio review at the conclusion of the certificate program.
What will I learn outside of the classes? Students will engage in a vibrant community of artists, thinkers and creatives. At the conclusion of this program, graduates will be prepared to successfully enter higher education with confidence, experience and a trusted group of mentors and colleagues. Through engagement with community partners, students will engage in co-curricular experiences that sharpen their future focus.
Who are the teachers of my classes? Skilled artists and professionals.
How much will this program cost? With scholarship availability, the program has a low cost option. Once you apply, we can better help identify the cost to you as an individual. Additional KVCC tuition and fees may apply.
What materials and supplies will I need to have to be successful in this program? Most material costs are covered within the tuition cost.