PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Registration Deadline: September 24, 2021
  • Fall Session: October 2 - December 18, 2021
  • NEW 10-week on-campus studio art non-credit electives added!
  • 10-week certificate courses available on weeknight evenings
  • You must complete 8 required credit courses in your course sequence to obtain your certificate
  • 8-course Certificate cost: $8,320 ($1040 per course, $520 per credit)
  • Individual noncredit course cost: $600 - $798
  • Most courses running virtually, some introductory courses & noncredit electives running in person. 
"My instructor was so patient,  always willing to help, and responded quickly to questions. Honestly, I was extremely nervous, but between the comprehensive recorded Zoom sessions and quick responses, it wasn't as scary as I thought. I ended up enjoying it and learned so much."

—ACE Online Student

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS THE WAY TO GO!

Plan your path to Moore with our Certificate Course Sequencing Guide or meet with a team member for personalized advising. New courses are made available in the fall, winter, and spring - so if you don't see the course you're looking for, just check back in a few weeks! Review Policies & Support for more details or contact our team at ce@moore.edu.
  1. Select from the courses below and proceed to our linked registration portal to complete payment. 
  2. Finalize your registration by submitting your Student Info & Permissions Form.
  3. If you've registered for an online course, complete Moore's Online Success Tutorial.
  4. Need help? Check our Policies & Support page for online registration guidance.

Studio Art Courses: Fall 2021

New courses are offered in the fall, winter, and spring!

Ready to get your hands dirty? Working with clay is a mesmerizing, meditative, and challenging form of self-expression. This course will introduce you to the basics of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to create vases, bowls, plates, and more! Create a mix of elegant and eclectic works of your own design while learning technique, trimming, and glazing application using resources available in Moore’s industry-standard clay studio and kiln room. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced ceramicists welcome; no previous experience required!

Course Cost: $600

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Back by popular demand, this Oil Painting Studio course will immerse you in a world of expressive artworks and technical skills. Intended for students of all levels, this course will unlock your inner Bob Ross as you learn, how to depict and organize forms, colors, and textures of observed subjects and ideas from your imagination. Students will enjoy the open studio space of Moore’s painting studios and benefit from hands-on feedback from instructors and peers. Class projects will delve into the formal elements of art, composition, perspective, color mixing, and painting techniques, while also encouraging individual creativity Beginners, intermediate, and advanced painters welcome; no previous experience required!

Course cost: $600

NONCREDIT ONLY: click here to register!

Digital Media Courses: Fall 2021

New courses are offered in the fall, winter, and spring!

Photoshop and Illustrator and After Effects, oh my! Adobe Creative Suite provides boundless opportunities for imaginative professionals with tech-savvy. In this course, develop proficiency in the basic design tools and protocols of Adobe Creative Suite’s major programs and unlock your inner creativity for personal projects, professional growth, and beyond This course will place combined emphasis on acquiring hardware and software skills with an understanding of design fundamentals in contemporary digital design. Class projects include creating, importing and editing images, as well as text and graphics in a variety of formats to develop a better understanding of computer-aided design, digital workflow and visual communication. If you are interested in graphic design and looking to gain the technical skills to bring your ideas to life, this is the class for you!

Prerequisites: Basic computer and internet navigation skills. 

Please note: this course is intended for students with basic or intermediate experience in the area of Digital Design. This course should be taken as the first or second course in the Digital Design Certificate sequence.

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What's the difference between credit and noncredit course sections?

Are you interested in graphic design but unsure of where to begin? Do you have experience in digital art but want to learn more? InDesign 101 is the ideal place for aspiring designers to hone their skills and build out their digital art portfolio.

InDesign is a sophisticated publishing software tool that combines typographic and page layout controls with many creative options. This course will guide you through the basic skills of InDesign while encouraging you to push your creativity and technical skills. You will learn more about design concepts, final packaging, and PDF creation, and you will develop skills in both print and web design. Topics covered in this course include importing text, manipulating graphics, controlling colors, setting master pages, and working with layers.

If you are ready to advance from single-page designs to complex projects, this is the course for you!

Prerequisites: Digital Design: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent knowledge. Basic computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

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What's the difference between credit and noncredit course sections?

Lights, camera, edit! Adobe Premiere Pro is an industry-standard professional video editing software used by professionals to creating quick and versatile video content. It is used by creators across the world for all kinds of video production from marketing campaigns to music videos, to feature films and more.

You don’t have to be in Hollywood to learn the ins and outs of professional video editing. Throughout this course, you will become familiar with the Adobe Premiere Pro basic skills and create exciting projects. You will focus on building strong foundational skills in video editing, audio editing, and motion graphics. This course will help you build your portfolio and expand your skills for the silver screen.

Prerequisites: Digital Design: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent knowledge. Intermediate computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

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What's the difference between credit and noncredit course sections?

Building upon a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Photoshop, students in this course will learn user experience fundamentals and advanced coding methods for developing websites based upon professional standards. Class projects will incorporate the fundamentals of interaction design principles and production values for creating high-quality web pages. Topics include working between software applications, advanced CSS and HTML, file management, and advanced grid systems. At course end, students have generated a site that is visually dynamic, user-friendly, and technically complex. 

Prerequisites: Digital Design: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite and Web Design I or equivalent knowledge. Intermediate computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

Is this your 8th and final certificate course? Complete your Certificate Request Form here!

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What's the difference between credit and noncredit course sections?

For all the Animation & Game Arts enthusiasts out there, 3D animation is your next step towards building a comprehensive skill set and impressive portfolio. In this course, students will create 3D software art assets that expand visual effects skills for animation and motion graphics. Students will explore different aspects of 3D modeling and animation to create interior environments, exterior environments, vehicles, and characters. Class projects will focus on techniques in simple modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, and rendering, as well as the integration of 3D objects into live-action footage within compositing software. If you are ready for a hands-on, engaging, and comprehensive in Animation & Game Arts, this is the course for you! 

Prerequisites: Digital Design: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite, Video Editing in Premiere Pro, or equivalent knowledge. Intermediate to advanced computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

Is this your 8th and final certificate course? Complete your Certificate Request Form here!

CREDIT: Click here to register!

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What's the difference between credit and noncredit course sections?

Interior Design Courses: Fall 2021

New courses are offered in the fall, winter, and spring!

This introductory course is designed for aspiring, professional, and enthusiasts drawn to Interior Design and Architecture who want to refresh or improve the foundation of their perspective drawing skills for the purpose of interior planning. 

In this course, you will learn traditional drafting and rendering techniques, including space planning, elevation drawings, 1- and 2-point perspective, and depicting finish materials. With your classmates, you will  explore a variety of media for representing light, texture, color, value and form while developing an understanding of spatial relationships intrinsic to interior design. Throughout this course, you will gain the skills necessary to draw key portfolio pieces and commissioned works for interior designers, design magazines, and architectural firms.

No prerequisites.

Please note: this course is intended for students with no previous drawing experience and should be taken as the first or second course in the Interior Design Studies Certificate sequence.

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What's the difference between credit and noncredit course sections?

What’s hot, what’s not, and why? Explore the fascinating history of what makes a home and the ever-changing world of interior design trends. In this course, you will uncover the influence of technology, cultural shifts, and social elements that paved the way for the Interior Design field as we know it! This introductory course is designed for aspiring designers, professionals looking for a history refresher, and design enthusiasts drawn looking to improve their understanding of the history of furniture and decorative arts. 

This introductory course will provide an overview of the styles, movements, and major figures in the history of interior design and furniture. 

Please note: this course is intended for students with no previous interior design experience and should be taken as the first or second course in the Interior Design Studies Certificate sequence.

No prerequisites.

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What's the difference between credit and noncredit course sections?

In this hands-on Interior Design course, you will learn how to build 3D models using SketchUp. Learn the fundamentals of digital 3D modeling using one of the most flexible and intuitive programs in the industry. Basic modeling and modification tools will be taught; along with how to organize and control your model for easy design revisions and client presentations. This course will give you the tools to design in 3D with creativity and confidence. This course is designed for beginners and no prior experience with SketchUp is required.

Prerequisites: Drawing for Interiors. Intermediate computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

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What's the difference between credit and noncredit course sections?

This studio course focuses on the fundamental principles of interior design, as well as the responsibilities and business aspects of the profession. Throughout the course, students will engage in hands-on projects for both residential and commercial spaces and develop visual design skills, such as integrating color, materials, and textures into their designs. Topics in this course include using core interior design elements, such as scale, proportion, light, space, and form, to create functional and expressive spaces with creative design solutions.  

Prerequisites: Drawing for Interiors or equivalent knowledge.

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What's the difference between credit and noncredit course sections?

Designed for participants with no previous CAD experience, this intensive course introduces the general concepts and applications of two-dimensional computer-aided drafting (CAD). Autodesk AutoCAD is the industry-standard software used worldwide by professional Interior Designers to create computer-aided designs (CADs), 2D and 3D models, architectural drafts, and technical drawings. Gaining experience with AutoCAD is an important step towards your future as an interior designer, engineer, architect, 3D visualizer, or project manager.

 AutoCAD students will learn the process for drafting interior rooms, elevations, floor plans, furniture plans, sections, and details with step-by-step instruction. Throughout this course, you will develop proficiency in AutoCAD commands, mode settings, drawing aids, shortcuts, drawing basic and complex shapes, dimension drawings, plotting, and printing. Class projects will immerse you in a designer’s world as you use AutoCAD software to draft imaginative spaces.  

Please note: the tech requirements for this class require the use of a PC computer. 

Prerequisites: Drawing for Interiors and Interior Design Principles or equivalent experience. Basic PC computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course. 

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What's the difference between credit and noncredit course sections?

Good lighting is everything. While sometimes overlooked, thoughtful, creative lighting design can make a portfolio shine. In this comprehensive course, aspiring and professional Interior Designers will learn varied lighting techniques to strike the balance between artificial and natural illumination.

Throughout this course, students will investigate materials, color, lighting fixtures, lighting selection, layout, and systems for establishing function and atmosphere. Specific topics include lamping, beam spread, color effects, illumination and calculation, and light manipulation. Projects will focus on developing creative, functional lighting plans that meet the requirements for a range of interior spaces.

Prerequisites: Drawing for Interiors and Interior Design Principles or equivalent experience. SketchUp Modeling elective is encouraged, but not mandatory. Intermediate computer and internet navigation skills are a must for this course.

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FALL 2021 PROGRAM FORMAT

August 2021: In response to COVID-19, Moore College of Art & Design is offering remote learning for most Continuing Education classes for our Fall 2021 session. Please check the course listings to confirm which classes will be offered as online versus in-person, on-campus experiences.

SUPPLIES AND TECH REQUIREMENTS

Get the right tools! Please see tech requirements for more information. A detailed supply list of required materials is provided by the instructor during your first class meeting. 

ACE Discounts & Credits

We offer discounts and credits for eligible ACE students. You may not register online if using a discount or paying by any means other than credit card. For additional information or any questions, please see Policies & Support for more info or contact the Continuing Education Office at ce@moore.edu | 215.965.4030.

10% Discount

ACE students 62 years of age or older are entitled to a 10% discount with age verification. Discounted registrations cannot be made online.

20% Discount

Moore’s BFA graduates are entitled to a 20% discount. Discounted registrations cannot be made online.

Act 48 Credit

All courses offer Pennsylvania-certified art educators the option to earn Act 48 credit in addition to credit.

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