• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


It includes theory and critique seminars designed to develop creative and conceptual thinking; art history courses that integrate issues of contemporary art within a historical context; and elective studio courses in painting, drawing, digital photography and other media. 

The focus on studio practice with a conceptual and art-historical framework enables you to develop a portfolio of work for application to a Master of Fine Arts program. All courses are approved by UC Berkeley and take place in San Francisco. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts at Lincoln University Canterbury can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis.


Course topics include theory/critique courses designed to develop creative and conceptual thinking; visual art history courses that function to integrate issues of contemporary art within a historical context; and visual arts electives chosen from a wide array of studio courses in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and other media.

The programs offer a variety of undergraduate or graduate level courses. Current undergraduate students and recently graduated students are eligible to apply.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Art: History and Theory
  • Contemporary Art: History and Theory
  • Post-Baccalaureate Seminar: Portfolio and Visual Dynamics
  • Post-Baccalaureate Mentorship
  • Portfolio Review
  • How the Art World Works

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Hold at least a bachelor's degree and have intermediate to advanced-level art skills are eligible to apply for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7100 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7100 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Berkeley

  • 1750 - 2820 USD/month
    Living Costs

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