Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Art (CAGS)

Certificate-G

  • Go beyond your master's degree in art/related field 
  • Ceramics, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, sculpture, art therapy
  • 24 credit certificate

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In addition to the M.A. and M.F.A. degree offerings, CAGS is offered in response to numerous requests from artists and art educators. It is a 24 graduate credit sequence providing in-depth study in a variety of art areas. It is for those persons who already possess a master's degree in art or related areas, who are highly motivated and self-disciplined, and who wish to pursue further graduate study in a specific area. A Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is awarded at the termination of study. Related fields recommended for Art Therapy and CAGS include psychology, counseling, social work and art education. Art Therapy focused CAGS students who are interested in meeting standards for registering as art therapists with the Art Therapy Credentials Board must take additional credits in practicum experiences and group supervision.

More About This Degree

Julia

My favorite place is the Rotunda because it is the perfect spot to take a moment and relax.

Year: Junior

Major: Art Therapy

Hometown: Harleysville, Pennsylvania

Activities on campus: Alpha Sigma Psi (social service sorority) Zeta Omicron (Art Honor Society) VIA (Volunteers in action), CRS (Catholic Relief Services) Kidstuff General Chair, active in various Campus Ministry service projects

Favorite Marywood moment: Spending the evening before finals in the Rotunda listening to friends sing and play music. Hearing the echo in the Rotunda and sharing that moment with my best friends was an experience I will always remember at Marywood.

Favorite place on campus: My favorite place is the Rotunda because it is the perfect spot to take a moment and relax. I also love admiring the artwork.

Favorite thing about being an Ambassador: I love seeing a prospective student’s face light up while on tour when they see something about campus that they are truly excited about.

Fun fact: I am obsessed with flowers.

 


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Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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Master of Arts in Communication Arts

36 semester hours

I. CORE COURSES

18 Semester hours

COMM 501 New Communications Technology: Theory and Practice
COMM 502 Professional Writing
3
COMM 503 Public Presentation
3
COMM 595 Internship
3

EDUC 501

Research Theory
3
OR  
COMM 522 Leadership in Communications
3
COMM Elective; including:
COMM 504 Film History
3
COMM 505 TV Criticism
3
COMM 506 Communications Law and Policy
3
COMM 531 Media Production I 
3
COMM 561 Media Management 
3
COMM 500 Independent Study
3
COMM 520 Health Communication 3

II. CONCENTRATIONS (Select one track with your advisor)

Concentration 1: Production

18 semester hours

COMM 531 Media Production I
3
COMM 532 Media Production II (Prerequisite: Media Production I)
3
Elective; choose from:
COMM 533 Advanced Media Production
3
COMM 534 Video Editing
3
COMM 535 PC-Based Media Production
3
COMM 536 Introduction to Theater Production
3
COMM 598 Special Topics (Digital Filmmaking)
3

A suitable production course in another department may be substituted with the approval of your advisor and Chairperson. For example, the student can select indi-vidual courses or one of the following sequences.

1. ART 541A Computer Aided Design I
3
  ART 541B Computer Aided Design II
3
  ART 541C Computer Aided Design III
3

OR

2. ART 512 Advanced Advertising and Illustrative Photography
3
  ART 513 Advanced Color Photography
3
  ART 515 Newspaper and Magazine Photography
3

Please Note: The student who selects sequence 2 must have undergraduate courses/experience in advanced and color photography or may be required to take prerequisite undergraduate courses.

Concentration 2: Media Management

18 semester hours

COMM 561 Media Management
3
COMM 562 Media Promotion and Publicity
3
PUB 502 Problem-Solving Methods for Modern Management
3
PUB 507 Organizational Dynamics
3
PUB 511 Ethics in Management
3
Elective; choose from:
PUB 505 Financial Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
3
PUB 508 Human Resources Administration and Personnel Systems
3
PUB 512 The Grantsmanship Process
3
PUB 513 Strategic Planning
3
PUB 519 Administrative Law
3

Please note: A suitable management course in another department may be substituted with the approval of your advisor and the Chairperson.

Concentration 3: Health Communication

18 semester hours

COMM 520 Health Communication
3
COMM 522 Leadership In Communications
3
COMM 561 Media Management
3
HSA 524 Health Care Systems Analysis
3
COMM 540 Complementary Health Care
3
Elective
3

Electives: (3)

ND 530 Health Promotion
PUB 512 The Grantsmanship Process
HSA 562 Marketing of Health Care Organization
COMM 562 Media Promotion and Publicity
PUB 519Administrative Law
D/HP 1120 Epidemiology

Concentration 4: Interdisciplinary

18 semester hours

The student designs her or his own program in consultation with the faculty advisor. Sample concentration:

COMM 531 Media Production I
3
COMM 532 Media Production II
3
ART 541A Computer Aided Design I
3
COMM 561 Media Management
3
PUB 502 Problem-Solving Methods for Modern Management
3
PUB 519 Administrative Law
3

Please note for all concentrations: A substitute course(s) may be used in the Production, Media Management and Health Communication tracks with the approval of your advisor and the Chairperson. Since the Interdisciplinary concentration is already composed of elective courses, you will work with your advisor to create your own course sequence.