Adult Learning Opportunities

Our doors are open.

You don't have to be admitted to CCAD to gain exposure to experienced faculty, cutting-edge laboratories and a future-focused curriculum.

CCAD’s Community Classes offer a wide range of programming to the community, including the option of taking courses from our undergraduate programs. If you're not looking to earn a degree, you don't have to be admitted to CCAD to audit or receive credit for these courses. Registration for BFA courses opens to non-degree-seeking students one week before the regular undergraduate semester begins.

Courses for audit:

  • BFA courses for summer, fall or spring
  • Tuition: $1,000
  • Registration Fee: $60
  • General Fee: $180
  • Student also pays lab fees attached to the course if applicable

Courses for credit (subject to prerequisites):

  • BFA courses for fall and spring
  • Tuition: $1,350 per credit hour fall and spring
  • Tuition: $680 per credit hour for summer
  • Registration Fee: $60
  • General Fee: $180
  • Student also pays lab fees attached to the course if applicable
    • Financial aid is not available to non-degree-seeking students
    • Registration, 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.
  • There is no limit on the number of courses you can take.
  • BFA degree courses will not count toward a degree until you’re accepted to CCAD through the regular admissions process. Contact the Admissions office at 614.222.3261 or email to find out more about applying to CCAD.

To enroll as a non-degree-seeking student, contact our Community Education Office at 614.222.3248 or continuinged@ccad.edu.​