Policies and Procedures


For program and course advising, contact the Continuing Education Office at 215.965.4030 or ce@moore.edu to schedule an appointment to meet with the Co-Director for Continuing Education. Appointments are available Monday-Thursday 9:45 am – 7:15 pm.


Moore’s convenient Center City Philadelphia location along the scenic Benjamin Franklin Parkway is three blocks from Suburban Station and provides metered on-street parking as well as discounted parking in nearby lots. In addition, the College has an agreement with The Franklin Institute Parking Garage at 20th and Race Streets to offer discounted parking in the evenings to CE students.


Certificate Programs are open to anyone interested in pursuing a certificate for professional and/or personal growth. The only prerequisite is a high school diploma or its equivalent. A majority of our students have completed a degree in an area different from their Certificate Program. To become a Certificate candidate, submit the online Certificate Declaration Form. Certificate Program Declarations are accepted throughout the year and students 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 earn a certificate 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 Quarter will be offered again in the Fall Quarter; a course offered in the Summer Quarter will be offered again in the Winter Quarter). To earn the certificate, courses must be taken for credit.


Career Development

Certificate students receive lifetime assistance from the Locks Career Center whose professional staff offer coaching, resume/portfolio advising, and job search resources focused on artists and designers.

Alumni Association

Certificate graduates are members of the Alumni Association sponsoring workshops, exhibitions, and other events that provide social and networking opportunities for area artists and designers.

Independent Field Study

Certificate students may receive elective credit for self-guided work experience designed to make connections with the skills and knowledge gained in their area of concentration.


There is no registration deadline, but students are encouraged to register at least two weeks before classes begin to secure a space.  Register online or by fax, phone or mail with Visa, MasterCard, check or money order. Cash payments are accepted only in the Business Office during normal business hours. Registration is not complete without payment in full.


Go to “To Register” and follow the instructions.  If you experience any technical difficulties, contact the CE Office at 215.965.4030 for immediate assistance. Please note that if you wish to have a discount applied and/or if you are paying by any means other than credit card, you may not use the online registration system.

By Mail

Complete the registration form, including full payment, and mail to:
Moore College of Art & Design
Continuing Education Department
1916 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1179

By Phone or Fax

Phone (215.965.4030) or fax (215.965.4047) registrations are accepted using Visa or MasterCard. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 am – 7:15 pm and Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.


Online registrations receive an automatic email upon payment. Mail, fax, or phone registrations received at least seven days prior to the beginning of a quarter are sent emailed confirmations. 


The CE Office is set up in the Wilson Lobby throughout the first week of classes and will provide you with all necessary information for the first night of your class. 


Each student is provided with an electronic photo ID. If you are a new student, plan to arrive 45 minutes before your first class in order to have your ID processed.


Moore College of Art & Design reserves the right to withdraw courses, alter its curriculum, change instructors or modify tuition and fees for its programs. Portions of this publication are subject to change without notice. Courses not meeting minimum enrollment are cancelled. All attempts are made to notify registered students of cancellations by telephone before the start of the course. All applicable course and registration fees are refunded within 2 – 4 weeks.


Students in credit courses earn undergraduate-level credit and must adhere to academic regulations concerning class attendance and completion of in-class and assigned work. Grades are mailed 2 weeks after the last day of the quarter.


All courses may be taken on a noncredit basis. Students who audit are expected to adhere to all academic regulations concerning class attendance and completion of in-class and assigned homework, but do not receive a grade or credit for the course.


BFA graduates of Moore College of Art & Design are entitled to a 20% tuition discount. Senior Citizens 62 years of age or older are entitled to a 10% tuition discount.  Please note that discounts cannot be applied using the online registration system. .


Some courses require purchasing supplies and textbooks. Supply lists and textbook requirements are discussed by instructors at the first class meeting. Every effort is made to keep costs to a minimum.


Written notification of course withdrawals must be submitted to the Continuing Education Department by email (ce@moore.edu) or fax (215.965.4047). Refunds checks are mailed within 2-4 weeks of notification.  Tuition refunds are calculated according to the following schedule:

            100% refund less $25 before the 1st class begins

              80% refund less $25 after the 1st class begins

             50% refund less $25 after the 2nd class begins

               No refund after the 3rd class begins


Moore is dedicated to the creative, intellectual and personal enhancement of its students and expects all members of its community to behave in a manner conducive to that end. In general, the behavioral norms expected are those of common decency and decorum; recognition of and non-infringement upon the rights and property of others and of the College; honesty in academic work and all other activities; and observance of local, state and federal laws. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disciplinary action.

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 prestigious National Association of Schools of Art and Design.