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It's time to Create your now.

Looking for an edge? A new direction? A deeper mastery of your craft? A new career?
Good – that makes you the perfect candidate for the University of the Arts Continuing Education certificate programs.

Whether you want to embark on a new career, increase your marketability in your current field or explore an area that excites your curiosity, the UArts certificate programs are the way to gain knowledge quickly, realize your creative vision and connect with others in the industry. 

Certificate students also receive valuable benefits including:

  • UArts Student Photo ID  Certificate students receive an official UArts photo ID for accessing UArts buildings and services. The ID also enables students to receive discounts at Philadelphia eateries, stores, entertainment and cultural venues – plus free admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Perelman Building and the Rodin Museum.
  • Software + Hardware Discounts  Certificate students receive up to 80% off Adobe Creative Suite software purchased through the UArts bookstore and get discounts on hardware at the University of Pennsylvania’s Computer Connection store.
  • Digital Storage  Digital technology certificate students receive accounts in Media Temple, a web hosting platform, to be used for class assignments and projects.
  • Discounted Parking  Certificate students may access a steeply discounted parking option, just $70 for a group of 10 parking vouchers ($7 per parking ticket). 
  • UArts Library Borrowing Privileges  Certificate students may use the UArts library, borrow materials and access extensive digital resources.
  • UArts Email Address  Certificate students receive an official UArts email address to help them keep up with UArts announcements and updates. It is especially useful when taking UArts courses online.
  • UArts Alumni Status  With the exception of the Essentials certificates, the completion of all other certificate programs earns alumni status. UArts alumni are eligible for library privileges, a 25% tuition discount on all Continuing Education classes and discounts on insurance, hotels and local cultural venues.

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