New Options for Career Rediscovery and Redirection through Continuing Education at Moore

For Immediate Release
September 12, 2011

(Philadelphia, PA) Continuing Education Programs at Moore College of Art & Design meet the needs of individuals seeking career rediscovery and redirection.  The fall quarter, beginning October 10, offers exciting additions including a new certificate program in Apparel Construction and hybrid online course options.

Moore now offers six certificate programs in Web Design, Digital Media for Print & Web, Fashion Studies and Interior Design Studies, all leading to inspiring career change opportunities.  Moore’s convenient evening schedule allows students to earn a certificate in as little as one year.  Certificate students also enjoy further benefits, such as individualized instruction, training on industry standard technology, course discounts, and job search assistance from Moore’s award winning Career Center.

The new Apparel Construction Track in the Fashion Studies Certificate was developed for students who want to acquire advanced skills in all aspects of garment construction, such as creating custom apparel, filling niche markets like costume design and custom bridal, becoming part of an apparel company, or pursuing businesses of their own. The Technical Design Track prepares students to enter the fashion industry as technical designers in fashion specialty and other retail companies that are involved in the manufacture and sale of clothing.

Instructor Katherine Hoffman, who managed the Technical Illustration Department of Jones Apparel of New York for several years, teaches Advanced Illustrator for Fashion/Portfolio Development in the Fashion Studies Certificate.  This course is being offered in the new hybrid format, where five on-campus sessions alternate with five online sessions to accommodate students with busy schedules.  Each Continuing Education Certificate Program now offers two courses in a hybrid online format.  

For online sessions, students connect with a virtual classroom where instructors post lectures, provide resources, ask and answer questions, and assign projects.  “I think the hybrid aspect is really good for the program because a most Continuing Education students work full time,” Hoffman said. “Having this hybrid option and being able to work independently is such a great thing. So far I’ve heard only positive feedback.” 

Fall Quarter Continuing Education classes begin October 10, 2011.  For more information or to register, call 215-965-4030 or visit


Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit
Published on September 12th, 2011