To qualify for the certificate, students must:

Required Courses

  • Two semesters of Fundamentals of Painting
  • Two semesters of Life Drawing

Optional Studio Courses

  • Drawing from Nature
  • Painting from Art History

Optional Art History Courses

  • Introduction to Modern Art
  • Picasso: The Man, His Art, and His Critics
  • Contemporary Art
  • American Art
  • Impressionism
  • Art of the ’80s, ’90s, and 21st Century
  • Realism in Art
All courses are available on a noncredit basis at a reduced tuition rate, plus applicable fees. In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. The courses in this program are not eligible for any tuition discounts.

Note: The noncredit option is limited to students who are not enrolled in a degree program at Purchase College. Students who register for the noncredit option do not receive college credit or grades.