Independent Study Certificate Program in Visual Arts
Students in the Visual Arts Independent Study Certificate Program have access to talented and experienced artists, both those working as faculty at West Nottingham and those who visit our campus through the Eric Fischl ’66 Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program. To learn more about the Signature Certificate in Visual Arts, click here.
WNA’s Independent Study Certificate Program provides an opportunity for students to enter a rigorous exploratory and academic learning experience in one of three signature academic areas:
For students truly passionate about STEM, Sustainability, or Visual Arts, our Independent Study Certificate Program offers the opportunity for research and real-world experiences as well as potential professional connections in relevant fields.
Students may apply for entry into one of our Signature Programs at the end of their sophomore or the beginning of their junior year.
Students in the STEM Independent Study Certificate Program utilize WNA’s well-equipped Innovation Center and science labs as home base for research, experimentation, innovation, and production of imaginative projects in engineering, biology, chemistry, and so much more. From designing your own artificial limbs to growing hydroponics in our biology lab greenhouse, the possibilities for unique exploration abound.
Students in the Sustainability Independent Study Certificate Program have opportunities to explore diverse areas of environmental sustainability from climate change to public health to water quality, waste reduction, environmental advocacy and more. WNA’s active Student Environmental Council and vibrant partnerships in the conservation community mean numerous opportunities to research and learn about all facets of the environmental sustainability field.
Students in the Visual Arts Independent Study Certificate Program have access to talented and experienced artists, both those working as faculty at West Nottingham and those who visit our campus through the Eric Fischl ’66 Artist-in-Residence Teaching Program. This program invites classically trained artists from the New York Academy of Art to work and live on our campus as visiting teachers, giving students a glimpse into the dedication it takes to produce great works of modern art.
Complete the following courses:
Students in the Creative Writing Independent Study Certificate Program have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich and wonderful world of literature and writing. Students are mentored by faculty members who are teacher-writers themselves and join a cohort of other students invested in supporting and developing their own creative voice to tell the stories of our time.
WNA is committed to giving Creative Writing Certificate Program students the tools they need to thrive as an individual and as a member of the writing community. Students who participate in the program are passionate about discovering and refining their own voice, as well as reading and critically interpreting literary works around them. They are dedicated members of a cohort who engage in the full-writing process: drafting, peer critique, revising, and editing. They are also committed to submitting polished work to audiences both large and small, ranging from in-class publications to school-wide performances, as well as publisher submissions.
Participating students receive the following:
Every day, in every activity, from the classroom to the playing fields, art studios, and club gatherings, students are exposed to a diverse community of learners from all walks of life.