Studio Art and Design Certificate

Artist pinning up work for critique

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

Coursework requirements

  • Required Course (1):  Artist Materials and Techniques (formerly Studio: Surface, Space, Time) - offered in fall only
  • Electives (4): All 30-hour Adult Continuing Education courses are eligible for all certificates, including 1-week and 2-weekend intensives
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  • Culminating Course (1): Exhibition Essentials (formerly Critique + Exhibition) - offered in spring only

Total required courses: 6

Keep track of your certificate requirements as you move through your individualized program using our Studio Art and Design Certificate Curriculum Guide.​ 

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. 

Note: Required courses may not be offered every term. Scheduled courses may not  be offered in the student's preferred instructional mode (online or in-person). 

Completion of the Certificate in Studio Art and Design requires a portfolio review, fulfilled by participation in Portfolio Review Days offered in the fall and spring. Students will also need to complete the certificate program completion form, submit high-quality digital images of their work, and take part in a brief exit interview to receive their digital certificate.

Start your noncredit certificate today - visit continuingstudies.saic.edu. Select Certificate Programs under the heading Adult Continuing Education in the left column and pay the nonrefundable $100 fee.