Continuing Education | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Continuing Education

Art and Design
Classes for All

Seeking career development? Personal enrichment? MCAD inspires lifelong learning for students of all ages. A variety of programs—both in person and online—are taught by professional working artists and designers. MCAD's classes are all taught in a supportive, inclusive environment to foster creative expression and growth.

Gift Certificates*

A gift certificate for an art or design class experience is a truly unique gift for friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers! Available in any denomination, gift certificates have no expiration and can be used for youth, teen, or adult classes. 

You choose the amount. They choose the experience.

To order, call 612.874.3765.

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Adult Classes

Winter/spring courses are now open for registration.

Evening, weekend, and online. Explore classes for personal enrichment or courses that take your career to the next level, including certificate programs. Topics include painting, graphic design, animation, illustration, and more.

Risograph prints
Students standing outside in drawing class

Youth and Teen Classes

Winter/Spring classes are now open for registration.

Summer classes open for registration February 7.

Classes for young artists that cover everything from creative drawing to animation and portfolio preparation. 


Summer Youth Camps

Camps run June–August. Camps open for registration February 7.

Innovative and immersive camps that inspire kids’ self-expression, encourage creativity, and instill an excitement for learning. For ages 6–12. 

Students making rockets at Summer Youth Camps
Students hanging up their illustrations

Pre-College Summer Session

PCSS 2022 will be held July 7–24. Applications are now open.

A challenging 18-day, 3-credit studio art and design program. Open to high school students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year.

Art Educator Workshops

Workshops run June–July. Check back in March to register for 2022 workshops.

Specialized, week-long summer workshops. Gain creative techniques and make connections with fellow teachers, as well as find inspiring professional development opportunities. 

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For questions regarding registration, payment, withdrawal, and refunds, contact Continuing Education:


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*Gift certificates are nonrefundable and may be purchased for any amount. Class tuition ranges from $75-$420, generally, for adult classes and from $150 to $350, generally, for summer kids and teens classes. Gift certificates are valid on any Continuing Education class, including Summer Youth Program classes for ages 5-18. Gift certificate will be emailed within (3) business days of the order. No cash back.