BECOME A CERTIFICATE STUDENT
To become a Certificate candidate, download the Certificate Declaration Form at the bottom of this page and submit it to the Office of Continuing Education. Certificate Declarations are accepted throughout the year and you may begin a program in any quarter.
ADVANCE YOUR CAREEr
Moore is uniquely suited to help you achieve your goals for personal and career development. With a 160-year legacy of educating students for careers in art and design, Moore is the only professional college of art and design in Philadelphia specializing entirely in the visual arts.
Moore’s Certificate Programs focus on providing adult men and women with an efficient way to move their career forward in a select group of especially rewarding design fields. They offer the opportunity to develop expertise in a specific professional area within a manageable time commitment.
A certificate from Moore College of Art & Design is a prestigious credential that helps you achieve your career goals. Certificate Programs currently offered are: Web Design, Digital Media for Print & Web, Fashion Studies: Apparel Construction, Fashion Studies: Technical Design, and Interior Design Studies.
The development of personal vision and innovative problem solving are encouraged along with technical proficiency. Classes take place in modern studios and the Fox Center for Digital Arts, Design Media & Printing with state-of-the-art equipment and industry-utilized software.
A flexible and dynamic approach to learning is based on the time-honored strengths of Moore’s degree programs and the experience of our award-winning faculty, who are committed to sharing their knowledge and bringing real world know-how into the classroom.
Each program’s comprehensive curriculum comprises eight courses that can - but are not required to – be completed in one year. Students earn undergraduate-level credit which may apply to undergraduate degrees or be used to meet graduate degree prerequisite requirements. Certificate graduates are prepared to go forward in a creative and fulfilling career.
Moore’s vibrant Philadelphia campus is home to a close-knit community. As an educational leader, Moore is committed to developing confident students with the professional skills to succeed.
Moore is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design
EARN A CERTIFICATE
Certificate Programs are open to anyone interested in pursuing a certificate for professional and personal growth. The only prerequisite is a high school diploma or its equivalent. A majority of our students have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in an area entirely different from the Certificate Program in which they are enrolled.
To become a Certificate candidate, download the Certificate Declaration Form and submit it to the Office of Continuing Education. Certificate Declarations are accepted throughout the year and you may begin a program in any quarter.
There is no deadline for completing a program once begun. Many students take one course a quarter and complete a program in two years and others take two courses a quarter and complete in one year. All courses are offered in alternate quarters (for example, a course offered in the spring will be offered again in the fall; a course offered in the summer will be offered again in the winter). To earn the certificate, courses must be taken for credit.
WHY CHOOSE MOORE?
Moore College of Art & Design is distinguished for its outstanding programs in art and design with up to date content reflecting input from prominent educators and practicing professionals in relevant fields and cutting-edge industries.
Fast Track Programs
Students may earn a certificate in as little as one year, although there is no time limit for completion.
Small class sizes mean individualized instruction and attention from outstanding professionals committed to meeting each student’s needs.
Students have easy access to Moore’s library, design studios and digital media labs. The Center City Campus, just off Logan Square, is three blocks from Suburban Station. Discounted parking is one block away
Certificate students receive lifetime assistance from the Locks Career Center, whose professional staff offer coaching, resume/portfolio advising, and job search resources focused on art and design fields.
Courses may be taken for credit (or noncredit) and used toward an undergraduate degree or as graduate degree prerequisites. College credit is preferred for employee tuition reimbursement programs. Teachers with Pennsylvania Certification may earn PA Act 48 credits.
Digital classes take place in Moore’s state-of-the-art Fox Center for Digital Arts, Design Media, & Printing. The labs are open to CE students with official IDs when not otherwise in use.
Become a Moore Alum
Certificate graduates are members of the Alumni Association sponsoring workshops, exhibitions, and other events offering social and networking opportunities for area artists and designers.
- Web Design
- Digital Media For Print & Web
- Fashion Studies
- Interior Design Studies
CERTIFICATE DECLARTION FORM
To be submitted in order to enrolled as a Certificate candidate.
- Click here for the Certificate Declaration Form
CERTIFICATE COMPLETION FORM
To be submitted after completion of last required certificate course.
- Click here for the Certificate Completion Form
CAREER CENTER AUTHORIZATION FORM
Upon completion of sixth required course, Certificate candidates must submit this form for approval to schedule an appointment with Locks Career Center.
- Click here for the Career Center Authorization Form
Moore’s Continuing Education Programs for Adults are scheduled in four sessions throughout the year and published in two annual catalogs: Catalog for Fall & Winter Quarters and Catalog for Spring & Summer Quarters.
Download the Continuing Education Catalog for Spring 2013 ( April 15 - June 24) and Summer 2013 (July 15 - September 23) for a full list of courses.