About our Certificate Programs

Choose from ten areas of study with our certificate programs offering flexible courses in art, design, and media.

While you earn your certificate, you’ll build a portfolio showcasing your own personal style and ability. You’ll be directed through a range of Continuing Studies (CS) courses to develop both skills and techniques as well as a conceptual understanding of your chosen subjects. Gain insight from feedback and assessments from instructors and join a community of like-minded artists and creative people.

As a certificate student you’ll also have the advantage of advanced registration in CS courses.
About our 2 Design Essentials Certificates
About our 4 Introductory Art + Design Certificates
About our 4 Advanced Art + Design Certificates

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Certificates FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Do Certificate Programs Cost?
I have already taken one of the required courses. Is it too late to apply for a certificate?
I am currently enrolled in a course. Is it too late to apply this course to a certificate?
I've already completed a certificate through Continuing Studies at Emily Carr + want to enrol in a second. Do my courses transfer automatically?
Can I apply courses or credits from another institution towards my certificate?
Am I eligible for admission into a certificate program?
How long does it take to complete a certificate program?
When are the core and elective courses offered?
Do certificate programs credit count towards university degrees at Emily Carr University?
I have more questions. Who can I speak to?