Continuing Education strives to make arts learning opportunities accessible to students from all economic backgrounds. Whenever possible, we offer tuition scholarships to those demonstrating financial need. Please note that at this time, due to our grant funding, scholarships are only available for our Portfolio Preparation classes and our Art Educator Workshops. We are unable to provide scholarships to our general adult classes. More information about our scholarships can be found here.


A number of discount opportunities are available to continuing education students. Registering by our early-bird date, being a member of Twin Cities museums, or taking classes two semesters in a row are just a few of the many ways you may be eligible.

Any relevant discounts must be taken at the time of registration. Discounted amounts will not be refunded if the student neglects to select the appropriate discount when registering. 

smART Circle

The smART Circle is a community of MCAD continuing education students who are lifelong learners and passionate about the arts. Becoming a part of this loyalty program is easy, and there are a number of benefits to those who join.