CE Community Education

Studio Certificates


PNCA offers Certificates in Graphic Design, Illustration, Sculpture and Drawing + Painting. Our Certificate Program serves adult learners seeking a flexible learning schedule
to develop their creative skills—as well as a professional portfolio—without compromise to their personal goals and responsibilities.

Download Studio Certificate Information Packet & Program Application

adult students drawing on paper

Designed with working adults in mind, all program requirements can be completed on a part-time schedule of courses and activities in PNCA’s Continuing Education program, which are predominately held during weekends and evening times.

Certificate candidates generally fulfill the required 15 units of study and studio work within two years, but the speed of completion is up to the individual student. Program requirements are presented as course clusters to allow for a personalization of study from the start and to align with the varied experiences and goals of each Certificate Candidate.

'I just accepted a job offer as the Graphic & Web Designer for a digital agency. I would not have been able to move in this career direction without all that I learned at PNCA, so I thank you for that.

- Lauren Vrouvas, Certificate in Graphic Design ’14'

Application for program admission is online and free. There are no upfront payments and tuition and fees only come due at the time of a specific course or workshop registration. The total cost of a Certificate Program runs between $6,800 and $8,800 depending on the selection of courses. A high school diploma is required for admission to the certificate program. A certificate is not a substitute for a four-year degree, post-baccalaureate, or graduate degree.

QUESTIONS? Send an email to ce@pnca.edu