Give your career a creative edge.

With everything from one-day workshops, an array of art courses, weeklong summer campsmicro-credentials, to one-year certificate, Continuing Education provides programming for anyone dedicated to self-improvement, professional development, or life-long learning. 

Find it all at AUArts' School of Continuing Education and Professional Development.​

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ICT Boost Program

AUArt's School of Continuing Education & Professional Development has partnered with, Lighthouse Labs, to offer tech training programs at no cost to eligible applicants. 

The ICT Boost initiative is a fully-funded opportunity offered to communities that have faced significant barriers or systemic inequality to full and equal participation in the labour market and society.

Eligible applicants will get access to a fully-funded program and wraparound support services valued at over $14,000. 

Check your ICT Boost eligibility here...

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Summer Camps

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Teen courses & kids camps

Watch your child’s imagination grow as they learn to express themselves through art in one of AUArts theme-based kids camps including Cartooning, Space Quest, Unicorn Magic, and more!

Nurture your teen’s creativity with one of AUArts studio-based summer art and design courses in Animation, Cartooning, Drawing, Fashion and more.

2023 Registration NOW OPEN!

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Winter 2023 Personal Interest

Stay warm in our studios this winter with tons of great adult art courses in drawing, painting, ceramics, design, and more!

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Micro-Credentials

Stand out from the crowd. Learn sought-after, career defining skills in ten weeks or less. AUArts Micro-credentials are a flexible way to learn practical real-world skills and amplify your career at your own pace. 

Animation Micro-Credentials

Registration Re-Opens in February

  • Introduction to Drawing Micro-Credential
  • Digital Lab for Animators Micro-Credential
  • Fundamentals in Animation Micro-Credential
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University pathway programs

Artstream

Want to pursue your creative dreams but don’t quite have the marks yet? Artstream will help get you there.

Artstream

Pre-College program

Get creative and experience a slice of university life in our Pre-College program this summer. 

Early Bird Registration Opens February 13, 2023!

Don't miss out on a chance to save on this summer experience. 

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Winter 2023 Workshops Stay Tuned

Workshops

Turn your art or creative ideas into a sustainable business with specific professional skills artists need, to succeed.

Stay Tuned for 2023 Workshop dates!

Certificates

Animation certificate

Our Animation Certificate program will prepare you to explore many roles in the creative technology industry. This one-year certificate program is offered online with courses taking place during evenings and weekends. 

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Bootcamps

Complement your education and build your skills portfolio with our short burst, one to three-hour Bootcamps, delivered by experts in their field. Take one or as many as you'd like! 

Enhance your skills with bootcamps across topics designed specially by AUArts Professional Development and our partners across many industries. 

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Workshops & bootcamps

Build fundamental skills for career success in our entrepreneurial workshops, or one-to-three hour bootcamps.

Workshops & Bootcamps

Personal interest courses

Join an array of arts courses taught by practicing artists and professionals. Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Design, and more.

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Teen courses & kids camps

Creative exploration for young people, led by professional artists.

Teen courses and kids camps