Our courses and certificates align with where you want to go next – whether you’re new to the field of illustration or are looking to grow your abilities as a creative professional.
The artists who teach at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University are masters of their techniques.
Their skills span painting, portrait drawing, typography, digital animation, web design, illustration, virtual reality, and much more.
Learning at the SMFA won’t just give you new skills – hands-on projects, speakers, and portfolio development integrated into courses will prepare you to take the next step in your career.
Our certificates in virtual reality, graphic design, and illustration are a great way for all artists to gain practical skills without the time or financial investment required to obtain a degree.
The Certificate in Graphic Design provides you with the practical and theoretical skills of a design professional. You will learn the skills needed to succeed as a graphic designer while mastering theoretical design frameworks.
The Certificate in Illustration provides you with a solid foundation for creating illustrations, learning illustrative techniques, and understanding an illustrator's creative process. Explore types of illustration, such as editorial illustration for newspapers and magazines, children's book illustration, concept illustration for ads and video games, and more.
Our offerings allow you to advance in your current industry or explore positions like:
I took two SMFA courses before officially enrolling in the certificate program and was impressed with the teachers and course content in those courses. The courses were also very affordable and a convenient location for me to get to from my job at the time.
The teachers all seemed really approachable and very giving of their time, and very encouraging, and just wanting to help mentor you, and that's really nice to have as someone who's just getting started.
The teachers all seemed really approachable and very giving of their time, and very encouraging, and just wanting to help mentor you, and that's really nice to have someone who's just getting started.
I was really impressed by the quality of the course descriptions and by the instructors. It seems like the folks who are teaching continuing education courses are a lot of the same staff that are teaching in the main school and are folks who have had a lot of direct industry experience.
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