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Continuing Studies

In the age of social distancing, KCAD Continuing Studies is now providing immersive creative learning experiences online!

The Continuing Studies Department at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) offers non-credit classes for youth, adults and professionals. Use the links below to view courses online, or click on one of the the "Schedule of Classes" links to the left to view our current catalogs.

Online Course Offerings Are Now Available!

We're now offering our popular courses and camps online in real-time with a live instructor! Enjoy the same stimulating and engaging learning experiences you're used to with the safety, convenience, and accessibility of a virtual format.

Have questions? Reach out to us at [email protected].

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Classes include:

Drawing, painting, photography, digital art & applications, interior design, jewelry, fibers, ceramics, sculpture, and more. Download the current Schedule of Classes by clicking on the link to the left. Search courses by category to break down options into Adult, Professional, Youth (by age group), Etc.

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Youth Courses

At KCAD, kids and teens are given the room, support and resources to grow their creativity into a strong foundation for the future. We offer youth courses on Saturdays and day camps during Spring and Summer Breaks. KCAD will also create tailor-made youth classes for your home school group or scout troop. Call our office at 616.451.2787 x3012 for more information.

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Adult Courses

Here's your chance to learn more about the areas you are interested in, from a college known for its expertise in art. We have classes for those just starting to explore their artistic talents and for those looking to learn more! Click here to view classes and visit our secure online registration system.

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Professional Courses for the Workplace

We offer you a variety of courses for designers, studio artists, educators, and businesses. Because the most important knowledge isn't what you've already learned, it's what you've yet to discover. Click here to view classes and visit our secure online registration system.

Program Highlights

NEW! Adobe ACA Certification Courses

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) program allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communication tools through expert-taught courses and Adobe’s officially authorized certification exams.

Achieving Success with Human Centered Design: De-mystifying the language and practice of design and innovation

Design Thinking, Human Centered Design: you've heard the buzz words ... Now learn the tools and how to use them to achieve innovation. This intensive workshop has been designed specifically for working professionals from business and social sectors.

Portfolio Camp: Prepare your portfolio for college application

Over the course of two weeks at KCAD’s Portfolio Camp, you’ll become completely immersed in an artistic and cultural exploration that will change the way you think about your creative potential. Develop a portfolio suitable for college entrance interviews and scholarship competitions by practicing observational drawing and design drawing with the guidance of expert instructors. You’ll also explore other media, like Ceramics, Photography, Digital Printing, and more in our state-of-the-art studios.

Customized Workplace Training: Industry workshops at your location or ours

We develop customized classes for your business in areas like Design, Design Thinking, Computers, Business Innovation, and much more. Call our office at 616.259.1139 for more information