Certificate in Studio Art and Design

Studio Art Design

Designed to support individual students' immediate creative goals and long-term aspirations, the Certificate in Studio Art and Design reflects SAIC's interdisciplinary art and design curriculum.

Studio Course (1)Studio: Surface, Space, Time

Electives (4): Reflecting the degree program's interdisciplinary approach to an art and design education, all 30-hour Adult Continuing Education courses are eligible for all certificates

Culminating Course (1)Critique and Exhibition

Total required courses: 6

The sequence of electives can take many forms to suit the individual needs of the adult learner, emphasizing personal enrichment, preparation for further study, and more. 

Below are three examples. Choose one, or create your own custom experience. 

  Fall Spring Summer
Example 1
  • Studio: Surface, Space, Time
  • Paper Sculpture and Design: The Meeting of 2D and 3D
  • Introduction to 3D Modeling
  • Introduction to Product Design
  • Product Design Intensive
  • Critique and Exhibition
Example 2
  • Studio: Surface, Space, Time
  • Introduction to Illustration
  • Figure Drawing for Illustration
  • Digital Design: Adobe Illustrator
  • Sequential Illustration: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Critique and Exhibition
Example 3
  • Studio: Surface, Space, Time
  • Creative Encounter: Process as Research
  • Drawing from Imagination
  • Memories in the Windy City
  • Experimental Drawing and Painting Intensive: Exploring Contemporary Practice
  • Critique and Exhibition

Completion of the Certificate in Studio Art and Design requires a portfolio review, submission of a signed Certificate Program Completion Form, and a minimum of three (3) digital images from the student's body of work. The Certificate Program Completion Form can be found on the Forms and Downloads Page.

Note: Required courses may not be offered every semester (fall, spring, summer). Please contact Continuing Studies for suggestions on organizing your course sequence.

* Artwork: Camille Applewhite, Adult Continuing Education student