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 seeking PDPs, 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.

IMPORTANT: Summer Registration and Spring Workshop registration now open.

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Spring 2015 courses + workshops
Summer 2015 courses + workshops

Spring 2015 Important Dates
Monday, March 16–Friday, March 20
Spring Break one week Intensives
No full semester CE classes this week
March 14 + March 21 Saturday classes are in session

Monday, April 20
Patriot's Day; No Classes

Monday, May 4
CE classes end

Summer 2015 Important Dates
Friday, March 20
Summer Registration Opens

Monday, June 8
CE Classes Begin (See course descriptions for individual start dates)

Friday, July 3
Independence Day Observed—No classes

Friday, July 31
CE Summer 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.

Weekday Courses for CE Students 
CE students have the option of taking courses from SMFA's full-time course schedule. Visit mySMFA to view course offerings, and contact the CE office for more information. 

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

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

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