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Fine Arts, Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 3 months


Beginning artists and illustrators are introduced to the essential tools and concepts underpinning the making of historical and contemporary art; more experienced students can enhance their practice in advanced courses like Painting II or Project Studio. Students Of Fine Arts can complete certificate electives in fine arts or courses in other areas of study within Parsons at Open Campus.

What You'll Learn

  • How to use essential tools and skills and develop concepts in the visual arts
  • How to use composition, spatial relationships, color theory, and paint application while developing a personal form of expression
  • Art history
  • How to benefit from criticism and be objective about your work and that of others, while developing the ability to articulate visual principles and concepts


  • Fine Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Curator
  • Art Therapist
  • Stylist
  • Art Director
  • Studio Manager
  • Artists’ Agent
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Restorer
  • Tattoo Artist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details: Each course has a different start date.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Color Theory
  • Drawing 
  • Painting 
  • Life Drawing
  • Three elective courses

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Who Should Enroll

  • Beginners who have always wanted to learn how to draw and paint.
  • Students who would like to expand their concept development abilities and knowledge of techniques to further develop their work.
  • Individuals with art and design skills who want to work in a studio at least one night a week.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    776 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 776 USD per module and a duration of 3 months.
  • National

    776 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 776 USD per module and a duration of 3 months.
  • In-State

    776 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 776 USD per module and a duration of 3 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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