The University of the arts


Message from the Dean

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Greetings and welcome to the website for Professional + Adult Programs, part of the Continuing Studies Division at the University of the Arts!

Now is a perfect time for you to get acquainted with the wide variety of courses and programs in Continuing Education Program, graduate courses for educators through the Professional Institute for Educators and our new MEd and graduate certificate programs for educators launching in the summer of 2013.

For decades the University of the Arts has been recognized and renowned for innovative educational experiences in the arts and technology for adults and educators alike.  Now we are building on that foundation to provide dynamic, sequential and high-quality certificate programs for adults seeking professional development in areas such as web design, communication design and digital photography.

We are also broadening our curricular choices for educators by launching a dynamic new Master of Education in Educational Program Design that allows today’s teachers to build the skills they need in areas such as curriculum design, assessment and technology while allowing them the flexibility to customize their degree by concentrating in areas of interest such as literacy, educational technology, inclusionary practices, museum and primary sources and of course, the arts. For teachers who may not be seeking a masters degree at this time, we also offer the option to study these areas as stand alone, matriculated certificates or as non-matriculated courses at a discounted rate.

Our educators’ courses are offered at a number of convenient locations throughout the Philadelphia region and our Continuing Education program is housed at our centrally located Center City campus, in the heart of the Avenue of the Arts.

Please join us for one of our upcoming events where you can meet our remarkable faculty and dedicated staff. We also encourage you to contact us with questions or make an appointment for advisement – learn how we can provide you with the professional development you are seeking to enrich your life and advance your career. 

Erin Elman 

Dean of Continuing Studies