Continuing Education | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Continuing Education

Art and Design
Classes for All

MCAD Continuing Education classes are open to all. You do not need to be an enrolled MCAD student to participate! 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. Class policies.

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

Summer classes will open for registration on May 1.

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.

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Students hanging up their illustrations


MCAD provides high school students the chance to learn from professional artists at one of the top art and design colleges in the Midwest. Offering a transformative education open to all backgrounds, MCAD gets you ready to confidently lead and practice in an ever-evolving world.

A variety of classes are available, with some having the possibility to earn college credit. For ages 15–18. Many adult classes are open to students ages 16 and above.

The Pre-College Summer Session is also available for students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior years of high school.


Young Teen Classes

Summer classes are now open for registration.

Young teen classes are designed to introduce students to a variety of mediums, processes, materials, and ideas. Teens will develop technical skills and learn how to translate their ideas into visual form. For ages 12–15.

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Students making rockets at Summer Youth Camps

Summer Youth Camps

Camps are now open for registration.

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

Art Educator Workshops

Workshops run June–July and are now open for registration.

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:


View Continuing Education's Class Policies


*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.