Continuing Education

Continuing Education classes and workshops at SMFA are designed for people at the beginning, middle, or advanced stages of their artistic exploration. We encourage the diversity of artistic and professional experiences of the students in our program.

Whether your goal is immersive art-making, professional or portfolio development, learning a new welding technique, or designing jewelry for a 3-D printer, come join our community!

Important Dates

Fall Semester 2017
August 7
Online course registration opens
September 5
CE fall classes begin - see individual course description for course dates
October 9
Indigenous People’s Day University holiday NO CLASSES
November 10
Veterans’ Day NO CLASSES
November 22 – 24
NO CLASSES Thanksgiving holiday (University Holiday)
December 14
Last day of Classes
Spring Semester 2018
November 15
Online registration opens
January 19
CE classes begin - see individual course description for course dates
January 24 – 30
Classes may be added or dropped prior to the 2nd class meeting
February 19
Presidents’ Day University Holiday NO CLASSES
February 22
Special Schedule, Monday classes held on Thursday
March 17
Spring break NO CLASSES
March 26
Classes resume
April 16
Patriots' Day University Holiday NO CLASSES
April 30
Last day of CE classes

Continuing Education
Certificates

Certificates

SMFA certificate programs can lead you toward a new career or help you build your portfolio.

Certificate programs in Graphic Design and Illustration provide credentials that represent proficiency and skill, leading toward a career in either graphic design or illustration. The Studio Diploma program is 100% studio-based and offers a rare opportunity to combine a traditional approach to art with 21st century skills in technology, communication, and global awareness.

Graphic Design

The certificate program in Graphic Design provides you with the practical and theoretical skills of a design professional.

Illustration

Learn practical approaches to working as a skilled illustrator in a design profession.

Studio Diploma

The Studio Diploma program offers a rare opportunity to combine a traditional approach to art with 21st century skills in technology, communication, and global awareness.