Adult Programs: Certificate Programs
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Continuing Studies certificate programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offer foundational learning opportunities for adult students interested in pursuing an education in contemporary art and design. These programs have been designed to meet the needs of today’s working adults who are interested in exploring new areas of study, refreshing existing skills to meet the needs of today’s workplace, and creating portfolios for a variety of educational and professional purposes.
Courses are conveniently offered evenings and weekends during our 10-week fall and spring semesters and five-week summer sessions. Classes are held in SAIC’s studios and labs where students have access to a wide variety of resources and research centers.
The programs have been designed to include courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels, and typically take two years to complete at a rate of one to two courses per semester. Taking more than two courses per semester is not recommended.
Each program includes electives. Reflecting the degree program's interdisciplinary approach to an art and design education, all Adult Continuing Education courses are eligible electives for all certificate programs.
Certificates are offered in the following areas:
Certificate students are charged a one-time application fee and pay the same tuition for ACE classes as noncertificate students. Click here to read more.
Note: Students currently enrolled in discontinued certificates should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss available options.