COVID-19 Guidance: Tufts University is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff, as well as that of the greater community. SMFA Continuing Education Summer 2021 courses will be conducted in an exclusively virtual format.
Art education for everyone.
SMFA's Continuing Education classes, workshops, and programs foster creative exploration for individuals at every stage of their artistic journey—from novices ready to learn the fundamentals of visual expression to seasoned artists in search of master-level techniques or exposure to new materials and techniques.
Browse a variety of courses and workshops by semester, day of the week, area of focus, or explore our certificate programs and pre-college programs for high school students.
Check out our digital Course Catalog!
Courses and workshops are open to people at the beginning, middle, or advanced stages of their creative exploration, from those wishing to explore art-making to seasoned artists and designers.
Build practical skills and master a theoretical framework through five core courses and five electives.
Acquire the technical and conceptual skills needed to create impactful images, learn digital and analog illustrative techniques, and develop your own illustration process.
Explore and develop a broad range of graphic design and illustration skills, techniques, theory, and applications.
Spend a week diving into graphic design software tools, hearing from professionals in the field, and exploring the intersection of liberal arts and art education.