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

Summer Semester 2018
May 23
CE Classes Begin - Session 1
June 29
CE Classes End - Session 1
July 5
CE Classes Begin - Session 2
July 9 - 20
Studio Art Pre-College Program - Session 1
July 23-27
Studio Art Pre-College Program Optional Third Week - Session 1
July 30 - August 10
Studio Art Pre-College Program - Session 2
August 10
CE Classes End - Session 2
August 13-17
Studio Art Pre-College Optional Third Week - Session 2
Fall Semester 2018
September 4
Classes Begin
September 18
Last Day to Drop a Class
October 8
Indigenous People's Day (University Holiday): No Classes
October 9
Substitute Monday Schedule for Tuesday
November 12
Veteran's Day (University Holiday): No Classes
November 21
University Holiday: No Classes
November 22
Thanksgiving (University Holiday): No Classes
November 23
University Holiday: No Classes
December 20
Last Day of Classes

Continuing Education


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.


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.

High School Programs

SMFA at Tufts provides incredible opportunities for high school students throughout the year.

Our City Studio Program is a free, after-school studio art program open to Boston Public Schools students during the fall and spring semesters.

The Pre-College Summer Intensive in Studio Art develops young artists’ foundational skills and exposes them to new technologies and conceptual frameworks for approaching art with a focus on portfolio development.

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Contact Us

Office of Continuing Education
230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM