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Degree and Vocational Programs

Enrolling in any educational program is a big step, whether you're looking to earn a degree or learn new professional skills for a career change. At Sessions College, our mission is preparing art and design professionals. We believe in making the experience of choosing the right design program for you—and the admissions process that follows—as pleasant and informative as possible.

At our Tempe, Arizona campus, we have a team of dedicated Admissions Advisors who are all qualified designers and all available to answer your questions and guide you through the application process.

How to Contact Us

You can contact us Monday to Friday at 10am-10pm Eastern Time, and on Saturday at 10am-8pm Eastern Time.

  • Contact us by phone at 800-258-4115 (from the US) or 480-212-1704, option 1 or by by email at .
  • Contact us by live chat on this Web site. Simply respond to one of our pop-up windows or click on Chat Live.

You are also welcome to schedule a visit to our main campus in Tempe, Arizona:

Sessions College for Professional Design
Main Campus
51 West Third Street, Suite E-301
Tempe, AZ 85281

Take your time to explore the Sessions College site, browse program options, and view our student work. When you’re ready with questions, we'll be ready with answers.

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A Quick Guide to Sessions College Programs

Sessions College offers programs at degree and vocational levels.

  • Degree Programs. Our Associate Degree and Undergraduate Certificate programs are for-credit programs delivered in traditional semesters. Classes start January, May, and September. Federal financial aid is available for eligible students. Find out more at Associate Degree and Undergraduate Certificate Admissions.
  • Vocational Programs. Our Professional Certificate and Advanced Certificate programs are geared to adult learners on flexible schedules. Classes start at the beginning of each month. Payments plans and monthly enrollment benefits help you finance your education. Find out more at Vocational Programs Admissions.

Unsure whether a degree or a vocational program is the best option for you? This table provides a quick comparison of Sessions College programs:

  Associate Degree Undergraduate Certificate Vocational Programs
Areas of Study Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Media, Illustration, Advertising Design, Digital Photography Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Media, Illustration, and Advertising Design, Print Design, Advanced Web Design, Digital Photography Graphic Design, Web Design, Multimedia Art, Digital Arts, Marketing Design, Fine Arts
Duration Two years/six semesters (shorter for transfer students) 7 months/two semesters 9 or 15 months depending on program level (longer if additional concentrations are selected)
For credit Yes Yes No
Admissions policy Admissions review: essay, art samples, transcripts Open admissions: must be high school graduate or equivalent Open admissions: must be high school graduate or equivalent
Transfer policy Yes, up to 36 credits Transfer evaluation on request (fee) Ask about program customization
Schedule Three semesters/year Three semesters/year Continuous
Weekly commitment 20 hours/week, part-time schedules available 20 hours/week, part-time schedules available 10 hours/week
Class starts Spring, summer, and fall Spring, summer, and fall Monthly

We encourage you to explore our Associate Degree, Undergraduate Certificate, and Vocational Programs for more detailed information.

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