Moore College of Art & Design is the only area professional art and design college to offer high high school certificate programs in the visual arts.  The certificate program is a great way to show engagement in a comprehensive program.  Participation in the certificate program is easy! To earn the certificate, students must enroll in the program by paying a one-time enrollment fee of $25. An acknowledgement letter of participation in the certificate program will be mailed. Once the five certificate classes have been completed, notify the Continuing Education department. We will verify your course enrollment and send you information regarding the next certificate recognition event.
Students can enroll in the certificate program and take classes during any fall, spring, or summer semester. Certificate students receive the following additional program benefits:
• Invitation to a free one-day portfolio development workshop
• Invitation for students and parents to attend Moore College of Art & Design’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Show & VIP Reception. This event provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and speak with BFA seniors as well as see their art work and network
• Special certificate recognition at the Family & Friends Day


The Art & Design Certificate is designed for high school students with a serious interest in the visual arts. It focuses on developing abilities in drawing, painting, two-dimensional design and sculpture. Providing excellence in education and training in a professional college of art and design setting, the program offers students the opportunity to develop the confidence and skills needed for study at the college level. In order to earn the Certificate in Art & Design, students must complete one course in each of the following five categories within three years: 2D Design Studio, 3D Design Studio, Digital Studio, Drawing Studio and Painting Studio.


Moore College of Art & Design has a long and illustrious history in fashion education, including its nationally-acclaimed BFA major in fashion design. The Fashion Design Certificate includes courses in fashion design and illustration as well as patternmaking, drafting, construction, and sewing techniques. Students receive instruction in critical skills and techniques required for future study of any aspect of fashion design. In order to earn the Certificate in Fashion Design, students must complete five fashion and design courses within three years.


The Graphic Design Certificate provides a foundation of graphic design and typography skills coupled with the use of the computer as a design tool. The program explores essential visual communication concepts and techniques used in graphic design. Students learn the fundamentals of two-dimensional design, graphic design principles, creative typography and digital media applications

Contact Continuing Education at 215.965.4030 or ce@moore.edu for details, to receive program catalogs or to schedule a campus visit.