Adult art and design learning opportunities

It’s never too late to learn a new skill.

Creativity has no age limit. More life experience means more inspiration to pull from when you’re creating. Whether you’ve always wanted to try ceramics, are interested in digital photography, or are a professional looking for new skills to add to your resume, CCAD has a class for you. Step onto the campus of one of the top 10 design schools in the nation and learn from our talented faculty. We offer evening and weekend classes, certificate programs, and workshops for professionals.

Due to COVID-19, fall 2020 classes have been canceled. We hope to welcome students back in the spring. 

 

Evening & weekend art & design classes

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CCAD’s popular evening and weekend art classes for adults offer you the chance to discover a new passion or strengthen your skills. Choose from 5- and 10-week programs in the fall and spring and 5-week programs in the summer.

Classes in: Book Making, Digital Photography, Figure Drawing, Intro to Adobe Creative Suite, Jewelry, Oil Painting, Watercolor, and more

Registration:
Fall: Aug. 1–Sept. 11, 2020 Due to COVID-19, fall classes have been canceled.  
Spring: Nov. 1, 2020–Jan. 13, 2021
Summer: Feb. 1–May 22, 2021

Class dates:
Fall:
Sept. 14–Oct. 16, 2020
Sept. 14–Nov. 20, 2020
Oct. 19–Nov. 20, 2020
Due to COVID-19, fall classes have been canceled.  

All sessions are 9–11:30 a.m. Saturdays and 7–9:30 p.m. weekdays

Spring:
Jan. 19–Feb. 19, 2021
Jan. 19–March 26, 2021
Feb. 22–March 25, 2021

All sessions are 9–11:30 a.m. Saturdays and 7–9:30 p.m. weekdays

Summer:
May 24–June 25, 2021, 7–9:30 p.m. weekdays

Cost: $175–$350

 

Certificate programs

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Learn a new art and design skill and build a compelling professional portfolio to help you land your dream job, change careers, or start your own company. You’ll meet twice a week and learn from talented CCAD faculty over the course of 10 weeks during fall and spring semesters and five weeks during the summer.

Certificates: Visual Storytelling and Self-Publishing

Registration:
Fall: Aug. 1–Sept. 11, 2020 Due to COVID-19, fall classes have been canceled.  
Spring: Nov. 1, 2020–Jan.13 , 2021
Summer: Feb. 1–May 30, 2021

Class Dates:
Fall: Sept. 14–Nov. 20, 2020, 9–11:30 a.m. Saturdays and 7–9:30 p.m. weekdays Due to COVID-19, fall classes have been canceled.  
Spring: Jan. 19–March 25, 2021, 9–11:30 a.m. Saturdays and 7–9:30 p.m. weekdays
Summer: May 24–June 25, 2021, 6:15–8:45 p.m. weekdays

Cost: $595 per course plus a one-time $95 certificate fee


 

Are you a veteran or a CCAD alum?

Veterans and CCAD alumni can save 10% on all CCAD Continuing & Professional Studies classes, including weekend and evening classes and professional workshops. Email takeaclass@ccad.edu to get your promo code.


Ready for an even bigger commitment? We’ve got just the thing for you. 

You don't have to be admitted to CCAD to gain exposure to experienced faculty, cutting-edge laboratories, and a future-focused curriculum. Registration for BFA courses opens to non-degree-seeking students one week before the regular undergraduate semester begins.

Courses for credit (subject to prerequisites):

  • BFA courses for fall, spring, and summer
  • Tuition: $1,521 per credit hour
  • Registration fee: $60 per semester
  • General fee: $125 per semester
  • Technology fee: $250 per semester
  • Students also pay lab fees attached to the course if applicable
    • Financial aid is not available to non-degree-seeking students
    • Registration and general and lab fees must be paid at the time of registration

Policies governing non-degree-seeking students:

  • Students must be at least 18 years old.
  • Online registration is not available.
  • All prerequisites and permissions must be obtained before registering. This may include a review of your work by CCAD staff.
  • Courses are available on a space-available basis only. You may not register for a class that is full.
  • BFA degree courses will not count toward a degree until you’re accepted to CCAD through the regular admissions process. Visit ccad.edu/apply for more information. 
  • Non-degree-seeking students who want to take classes for credit can take up to three BFA classes for credit. After three BFA classes, non-degree-seeking students will need to enroll as traditional undergraduate students or take classes through CCAD's Continuing & Professional Studies program.
  • As of fall 2020, CCAD will no longer allow non-degree-seeking students to audit classes. 


To enroll as a non-degree-seeking student, contact Continuing & Professional Studies at CCAD at 614.222.3248 or takeaclass@ccad.edu.


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