School of Art, Craft, and Design

Post-baccalaureate in Craft Program

Tennessee Tech’s School of Art, Craft & Design is offering a non-certificate post-baccalaureate studies opportunity designed for motivated candidates possessing a BA/BS or BFA degree to prepare a graduate or other professional application portfolio. The opportunity to work in one of the Craft Center's five studios is 1 year in length. Post-Baccalaureate students will complete a group exhibition at the end of their year at the Craft Center Gallery as a culminating event of the experience.

Students will receive critique and mentorship from faculty, as well as assistance preparing portfolios for future applications such as graduate degrees or residencies.

Post-bacs will work in shared studio spaces which will be allocated based on needs and availability.  Students will pay university tuition at the undergraduate rate, including lab and associated fees. Students will register as undergraduate non-degree students. Accepted students may choose to live at the Craft Center through University housing, with related housing fees. 

Students will enroll in 6 credit hours/semester with 12 hours required for completion of the program. Students versed within the medium will be enrolled in one 3-credit advanced course as well as one 3-credit independent study course. Students changing disciplines and new to the medium will be enrolled in either an introductory or intermediate level course, as determined by the supervising faculty member, as well as one 3-credit independent study course. Students will have the option to take additional courses beyond the six hours.

Post-bacs will have 24-hour access to studio spaces. Post-bacs are expected to adhere to all procedures and protocol that exist within the University. 


Applications are due to the Appalachian Center for Craft by March 31st for start in fall semester and October 1st for start in spring semester.

The following items are required to complete application step 1:

  • A letter of intent addressing the following:
    • In which craft studio do you wish to focus?
    • Why would you like to be a post baccalaureate student at Tennessee Tech?
    • What are you intending to accomplish and pursue while in the program?
    • What are your goals moving forward after the program?
  • A single PDF of ten images of recent work and corresponding image description list (file should not exceed 10 MB)
    • Title
    • Dimensions
    • Medium, processes employed.
    • Date of completion
  • Artist statement
  • Resume
  • Contact information for two references, including e-mail and telephone number.
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
  • E-mail completed application to

Step 2: Once you have been accepted to the Post-Bacc program by the Appalachian Center for Craft, you are required to officially apply to the University.  Once accepted, you may register for coursework.

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