Continuing Education

Welcome to Continuing Education at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

Our CE programs embrace artists of all ages and backgrounds—high school students, second-career students, art teachers, individuals ready to take their studio practice to the next level and those who are just beginning to explore art-making. SMFA's extraordinary faculty, all professional practicing artists or designers, mentor and motivate every student in their practice.

Continuing Education courses at the School allow you to immerse yourself in art-making and creativity while maintaining your work and family schedules. SMFA offers individual classes, certificates and specialized programs for all levels. Register now and become a part of an extraordinary community of working artists Come join us this Summer for our immersive one-week day-time or multi-week evening course options!  A variety of short-term Workshops are also worth exploring!

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Fall 2015 courses + workshops

Fall 2015 Important Dates:
Tuesday, September 8
CE Fall Classes Begin at SMFA

Monday, October 12
Columbus Day, no CE classes

Tuesday, November 10
Substitute Wednesday's class schedule

Wednesday, November 11
Veteran's Day, no CE classes

Wednesday, November 26–Sunday, November 29
Thanksgiving Break, no CE classes

Monday, December 21
CE Fall Session ends

Certificate Programs in Graphic Design and Illustration
Learn more about certificates that can lead to a career in graphic design or illustration.

Continuing Education Youth Options 
Learn more about spending a summer at SMFA—the Pre-College Summer Studio immerses rising high-school juniors and seniors in an interdisciplinary approach to artmaking. During the fall and spring semesters, high school students are welcome to enroll in any regular Continuing Education course or workshop, as well as in our high school-specific workshops. 

Studio Diploma Program 
Interested in taking your practice to the next level? Learn more about SMFA's Studio Diploma program, for those looking to shape and develop their own studio practice.

Advising for Continuing Education 
Call us at 617-369-3644 to request one-on-one advising with faculty and staff who will help you navigate the School's CE offerings and create paths of study based on your strengths and interests and the School's interdisciplinary philosophy.

Career Services
The Career Services Office offers career advising, job links, internships, professional-focus courses, community-partnership opportunities and a wealth of online resources, such as artSource. 

SMFA Continuing Education Office Office Hours:
230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm

During the fall and spring sessions:
Monday–Thursday, 9 am–7 pm
Friday, 9 am–5 pm

During the summer session:
Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm