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Fall 2020 courses for students in current certificate courses have moved online. 

UArts is reimagining the possibilities of Continuing Education. Therefore, this program is not accepting new students in 2020–2021.

UArts staff is currently working remotely. Please direct all questions and inquiries to ce@uarts.edu.


Real skills in real time for real people

Over the course of a lifetime, the average person will change careers up to seven times. Sometimes these changes are born out of necessity, but often the decision to change direction is drawn from a desire to have more intrinsically rewarding work, increased flexibility or a better work-life balance.

Our certificate programs will provide you with knowledge and networking opportunities to enhance your career, change direction entirely or simply develop expertise around an area of personal interest.  Minimal previous experience is required to apply, which means they are perfect for just about everybody. And because each program challenges you to apply your new skills and expertise in practical situations, you will be prepared for an increasingly complex workplace and dynamic world.

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Digital Photo (I & II)

Focused on technical proficiency & developing visual language, Digital Photo Levels I + II programs are for students considering a career in photography.

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Creative Writing

The Art Alliance Writers' Workshop is for emerging writers who work in fiction, non-fiction, and/or poetry.

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Front-End Web Development with JavaScript

This program will advance your technical skills & knowledge in areas including JavaScript programming, development, user experience, CMS and client/project management.

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Graphic Design (I & II)

Graphic Design Levels I + II are encompassing programs that introduce you to everything from the fundamentals of print design and typography to motion graphics and new interfaces for visual communication.

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Social Media Marketing

Immerse yourself in the world of online content and presence. This program provides in-depth experience and strategies for building brand presence online.

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Teaching Artist

Teaching artists seek a unique path — choosing to bring their creative knowledge to populations ranging from community centers to hospitals, after-school programs, and shelters rather than traditional K-12 classroom settings.

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UX Design

Gain an introduction to designing user-centered experiences for the web, mobile and beyond.

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Web Design

The Web Design program will give you the technical chops & design acumen needed to enter this competitive industry.

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Following your dream has its benefits
As a certificate student, you join our community of designers, artists, and innovators. We provide valuable benefits, guidance, and support throughout the program.

Continuing Education Certificate Student Benefits: 

+ UArts Student Photo ID  
Certificate students receive an official UArts photo ID for accessing UArts buildings and services. The ID also enables students to receive discounts at Philadelphia eateries, stores, entertainment and cultural venues – plus free admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Perelman Building and the Rodin Museum.

+ UArts Career Services  
Certificate students receive access to UArtsCareers, a comprehensive online system of opportunities including internships, part-time jobs, freelance projects and full-time career positions. Through UArtsCareers, students and alumni may also store and distribute online resumes and portfolios, access handouts on job search strategies, links to valuable Internet resources, and periodic professional development workshops and special events.

+ UArts School Store  
Certificate students receive software discounts purchased through the UArts School Store and are eligible for the education discount on Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions.  Certificate students also qualify for discounts on hardware at the University of Pennsylvania’s Computer Connection store.

Digital Storage  
Digital technology certificate students receive accounts in Media Temple, a web hosting platform, to be used for class assignments and projects.

+ UArts Library
Certificate students may use the UArts library, borrow materials and access extensive digital resources.

+ Guest Lecture Series + networking opportunities


If you would like to meet with a Continuing Education staff member, please call or email us to schedule an appointment at our Center City Philadelphia office.  Philadelphia Campus Tours: Contact the Office of Admissions to arrange for a tour — admissions@uarts.edu  or  (215) 717 - 6049


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Contact Continuing Education
School of Critical & Professional Studies
   with the Center for Engagement
211 S. Broad St., Terra Hall 905
Philadelphia, PA 19107