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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 9 or 12 Months

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

Before I started at Sessions, I felt unsure of where to even start with building a portfolio. What kind of graphic design work is most sought after these days? Posters? Online ads? Book covers? These are all questions that have been answered during my time in this program. I feel much more confident in continuing to pursue graphic design as my career.

Audrey Potter

Advanced Certificate in Graphic Design

Admissions At a Glance

Our Vocational Certificate programs have an open admissions policy. 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.

Program LevelTime to Complete
Professional Certificate9 month program
Advanced Certificate12 month program (Professional Certificate + Concentration)

Did you know? 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 take an alternate course of your choice. Talk to an Admissions Advisor.

Advanced Certificate Programs

Professional Certificate graduates 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. 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 PhotographyFreelance

Vocational Certificate Admissions: