Appalachian Center for Craft

Craft Certificate (non-degree)


The non-degree Craft Certificate program offered by TTU's School of Art, Craft & Design allows students to develop or enhance the professional skills necessary to embark on a career in studio craft.

The program is designed for those seeking professional-level training in craft media without the objective of a college degree. This program also provides an opportunity for those who already have a degree and wish to focus on specialized training.

Five Craft Certificate Concentrations

The Certificate of Accomplishment is conferred by the Appalachian Center for Craft faculty as a formal recognition of a level of studio knowledge and accomplishment at an emerging professional level. Though the certificate represents a significant level of accomplishment, it is not a college degree.


For assistance, please contact Meredith Lewis, Advisor, 931-372-6036 or email

Although the Craft Certificate is a non-degree program, students must still be admitted to Tennessee Tech University. Federal/state financial aid is not available for the Certificate Program due to its non-degree status.

  • Certificate Program admission standards are the same as for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
  • Course requirements are similar to the BFA curriculum, but exclude general education courses and the BFA senior thesis project and exhibition.
  • The total number of course credits required to earn the craft certificate is 48.
  • Independent study credits may, at the discretion of the faculty advisor, be applied to a studio project representing the level of accomplishment at the culmination of studies.