Give your passion a boost of knowledge.
Over the course of a lifetime, the average person will change careers up to seven times. Sometimes these changes are born out of necessity, but often, the decision to change direction is drawn from a desire to have more intrinsically rewarding work, increased flexibility or a better work-life balance.
Our Certificate programs will provide you with knowledge and networking opportunities to enhance your career, change directions entirely or simply develop expertise around an important personal interest. Minimal previous experience is required to apply, which means they are perfect for just about everybody. And because each program challenges you to apply your new skills and expertise in practical situations, you will be prepared for an increasingly complex workplace and dynamic world.
Following your dream has its benefits.
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.
Visit uarts.edu/alumni/benefits-services for a list of all alumni benefits.