Continuing Education

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

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


CE Classes

CE Fall 2017 includes everything from Woodworking: Constructing a Wooden Box to an Introduction to Font Building. There are skill-building classes in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Graphic Design, Color Theory and more.


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

Continuing Education


SMFA certificate programs can lead you toward a new career or 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 a 100% studio based practice offering the rare opportunity to combine a traditional approach with 21st century skills and an interdisciplinary process.

Graphic Design

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


The certificate program in Illustration provides you with a solid foundation in the practical and theoretical skills of illustration.

Studio Diploma

The Studio Diploma program offers a rare opportunity to combine a traditional approach with 21st-century skills and an interdisciplinary process.