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Art & Design Studios
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.
The Art & Design Studios supplement certificate programs and offer adult men and women the opportunity to expand their creativity in Moore’s dynamic environment. The studios are designed to provide a relaxed, yet inspiring setting for practicing artists and beginners alike.
The reasons for enrolling are as varied as the people who study with us. Some do it for fun. Others want to use new tools, improve a technique, or experiment with new media. Programming fosters the re-envisioning of personal and professional creativity and project-based learning develops essential skills.
Art & Design Studios include digital photography, jewelry and small metals, graphic design, painting, textile design, clay, observational drawing, perspective drawing, visual fundamentals, and architectural drafting. Several courses meet portfolio and skill development requisites for entry into fine art and design degree programs.
In addition to the Art & Design Studios, students are welcome to take any course offered in the Certificate Programs, which include a wide range of courses in the areas of digital design, fashion studies, and interior design.
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
For course descriptions and schedules, see the catalog links below or contact us at 215.965.4030, or request a catalog.
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.
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 20) for a full list of courses.