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.


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Adult Classes

Fall registration is open. Classes start throughout the semester.

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

Fall registration is open. Classes start throughout the semseter.

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


Summer Youth Camps

Camps run June–August. Check back in February for summer 2022 schedule.

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 will open November 1.

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

Workshops run June–July. Check back in March for summer 2022 schedule.

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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