In the Painting Certificate, students develop the skills and conceptual foundation necessary to cultivate their art practice, drawing inspiration and context from SAIC’s many resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago, an encyclopedic museum that encompasses more than 5,000 years of creative expression from cultures around the world.

Prerequisite (1)

Studio Courses (4)

Art History Course (1)

Elective (1)

Total required courses: 7

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.

Completion of the Painting Certificate requires a portfolio review by a Continuing Studies faculty member, submission of a signed Certificate Program Completion Form, and a minimum of three (3) digital images from the student's body of work.

Note: Required courses are not offered all semesters (fall, spring, summer). Please contact Continuing Studies for suggestions on organizing your course sequence.