Continuing Education

Professional and Advanced Certificate Programs

Designed for busy adult learners, our vocational certificate programs help you develop skills and build a portfolio of art/design work. You can complete a program studying entirely online, getting feedback from a faculty of professional working designers. It’s the most flexible way to kick start to your career in the visual arts.

Professional and Advanced Certificates Available In:

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Multimedia Arts

  • Digital Arts
  • Marketing Design
  • Fine Arts

Program Features

Study At Your Own Pace

With 24/7 online access, you can study and post assignments on your schedule. Our Student Advisors will keep you on pace towards graduation.

Build Design Skills That Employers Want

Creative projects and instructor feedback give you the skills and experience to tackle real-world design projects.


Complete Your Program in 6 Months

Complete your program on pace, studying on a part-time basis. If you need more time, use our painless extension policy for an additional 6 months.

“Sessions College was the only college that had all the classes that I was looking for in one program. You even have the opportunity to customize the program after your level of experience. Another very important factor was up to date material; You want to learn the newest material and technology to be on top of your game.”

Nina Horten

Graphic Design Advanced Certificate

Admissions At a Glance

The Vocational Certificate program has an open admissions policy with simple requirements. Applicants are expected to have graduated high school, or home school/GED equivalent and have a good command of the English language.

With classes starting every month, you can start learning right away. As soon as you complete registration, you’ll get access to Orientation and your classes. Graduate your program in six months, or use our painless extension policy for up to 12 months of additional access.

Did you know? You can customize your program based on your experience level. If you have experience or prior education in a specific course area, you may be able to waive it and take an alternate course of your choice. Talk to an Admissions Advisor.

The Professional Certificate

Advanced Certificate Programs

Once you’ve completed your Professional Certificate, you can enter our Advanced Certificate program. The Advanced Certificate allows you to expand or diversify your skill set by adding concentrations in Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Photography, Brand Identity—you name it. With 12 different areas of concentration and our Freelance concentration, the Advanced Certificate is truly a program customized to your learning goals!

Available Concentrations

Graphic DesignDesign BusinessDigital Video
Print DesignAdvanced SoftwareFine Arts
Brand IdentityAdvanced Web DesignIllustration
Web DesignDigital PhotographyGame Art

Vocational Certificate Admissions: