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.


Registration for fall adult and teen classes opens August 4

Person painting a landscape outside
Risograph prints

Adult Classes

Fall registration opens August 4.

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.

Summer Youth Camps

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

A challenging 2-week, 3-credit studio art and design program. Open to high school students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year.

Art Educator Workshops

Registration starts April 1

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

Art teacher inking a block to print
Students standing outside in drawing class

Youth and Teen Classes

Fall registration opens August 4.

Classes for young artists that cover everything from creative drawing to animation and Portfolio Preparation. 


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


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