Professional Development Opportunities

Throughout the year, Continuing Education offers a range of classes and programs designed to add marketable skills to resumes, take careers to the next level, and enhance students’ current professional art and design practices. In addition, customizable training workshops based on the needs of employers deliver high-quality, staff development opportunities to local companies and organizations.

Professional Certificates and M.A. Program

18-and 30-credit classroom and online certificate programs, in addition to a master of arts in Sustainable Design. Academic Programs and Professional Certificates


Customized Classes and Workshops

Continuing Education will work with companies or organizations to develop customized classes or workshops on a variety of topics including: Adobe Creative Suite software training, Web design, graphic design, creative thinking, and more. For more information, contact or 612.874.3778.

Art Educator Workshops

Summer workshops connect a community of art educators with new perspectives, diverse techniques to use in the classroom, and professional development for those seeking to enhance their careers. Workshops are offered both in the studio and online.

Adult Art and Design Classes

Adult general and online classes offer hands-on, rigorous learning opportunities designed to help creative professionals excel in their chosen field, gain new skills, and network with other like minded artists and designers.

Multi-Person Discounts for Companies and Organizations
Register a group of 6 or more from your company or organization for a regularly scheduled class and benefit from a 10% non-credit tuition discount on each registration. For information about group rates for a specific event or class, please call 612.874.3765 or email Not valid with any other discounts.

Teaching Opportunities

Continuing Education routinely seeks applicants for possible part-time, temporary teaching positions in our program. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. To apply, review our proposal admission instructions.