Looking for a certificate to jump-start your career?

May 22nd, 2014 by Karyn Tufarolo

Continuing Education certificate programs develop skills through sequential coursework, designed to build a body of
knowledge in a focused area – choose from:

  • Communication Design Essentials
  • Web Design Essentials
  • Communication + Web Design Professional
  • Web Design Professional
  • Web Design + Development Professional
  • Digital Photography
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Portfolio Development


Each program addresses professional practice and the latest trends. Our Continuing Education staff is available to advise new students of the right certificate program to meet their personal and professional goals.  Apply now – classes begin May 29!


AIGA lecture at UArts – May 22

May 19th, 2014 by Karyn Tufarolo

Who are You?: Designing person, place, and purpose.

Join AIGA at the University of the Arts this Thursday May 22 to hear from designer Craig Welsh.

Design rests with the individual crafting the work. And whether physical or virtual, the place and purpose of design should inform its creator, and vice versa. In his talk, Craig Welsh will explore one of the main tenants of the design process, and his unique understanding of it.

Copies of his book “Design:Portfolio; Self-promotion at its best” from Rockport Publishers will be available. Published in June 2013, the book features work from 100+ designers/studios around the world.

Designer Kate Moross Lecture at CHAD – Wed Mar 26

March 11th, 2014 by Karyn Tufarolo

On March 26, AIGA Philadelphia presents internationally renowned artist Kate Moross to discuss (and sign copies of) her new book, Make Your Own Luck: A DIY Attitude to Graphic Design and Illustration. Moross has spent her career creating amazing artwork for companies like Adidas, Vogue, Paul Smith, Samsung Olympics 2012, Wired, The Guardian, Google, Converse, and Ray Ban.

Through her London-based studio, Kate has also made her mark as an art director and designer for artists such as Jessie Ware and Simian Mobile Disco. Her powerful videos successfully convey a wide range of emotions that fulfill the studio’s motto of “Making Music Look Good.”

TEDxPhiladelphia Conference Coming March 28: One last opportunity to get limited tickets on Monday March 10!

March 7th, 2014 by Karyn Tufarolo

On Friday, March 28, 2014, TEDxPhiladelphia will present a daylong multidisciplinary conference championing great ideas, bringing together engaging speakers, performers, participants and exhibitors to examine the 2014 conference theme “The New Workshop of the World.”

Over 700 tickets sold very quickly when first announced — and sales were suspended for some time.  But on March 10, limited tickets will be released again to those who are ready to commit!

Building Philadelphia Lecture Series

March 3rd, 2014 by Karyn Tufarolo

Understand Philadelphia through the built environment – starts March 11!

I can’t recommend this lecture series enough for anyone who loves this city and has an interest in architecture and history.

When I first moved to Philadelphia, I attended this series with a few friends out of my general interest in architecture and art history — and I gained so much more than that.  The talks brought me a real sense of this city’s history (which honestly was never taught to me), the stories of the people here, a richer understanding of the roots of my new home and a stronger knowledge of architecture. (Bonus:  I could more actively hang out with my architect, history, design and urban planning friends too!)   I developed a deep network of friends and colleagues who share my interests and a true love of Philadelphia.

Save the Date to celebrate a Decade of Design with DesignPhiladelphia

February 27th, 2014 by Karyn Tufarolo

The 10th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival will be held October 9th to 17th, 2014.

The Festival will kickoff on October 8 with PopUp Place – an experiential benefit and cocktail party. This year guests will explore how good design intersects cutting-edge technology in another up-and-coming Philadelphia “design -destination” neighborhood.   For the past nine years, the DesignPhiladelphia Festival has consolidated the region’s design culture and produced a snapshot – in real time – of the wealth of talent, diversity, and opportunity available here for the outside world to see. Celebrating a decade of design gives us all a chance to stand together on the strong tradition of design in this region and take stock in how far we have come, all the while creating a vision for our future.

Power of Email Marketing Small Business Workshop – Feb 27

February 26th, 2014 by Karyn Tufarolo

The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts presents this free workshop, held at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Lovett Branch.

Thursday, February 27 at 10:15 am:  Free Library, Lovett Branch: 6945 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Free and open to the public.  No RSVP needed.

Email is everywhere – you can’t reach for your phone anymore and not end up “doing your email”. Which, in most cases, involves hitting the delete button nine times in a row. Did you ever ask yourself why? Why did you get all of those emails in the first place? You didn’t sign up for them. And secondly, they are useless to you. Is the term “eBlast” part of your vocabulary? Should it be? Moreoever, has the game changed in 2014?

Degrees of Design Exhibition at Philadelphia Center for Architecture

February 22nd, 2014 by Karyn Tufarolo

Celebrate great design projects from students at the University of the Arts and other local institutions at the current exhibition at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture.

This annual exhibition, running through March 14,  features student work from Philadelphia’s architecture + design schools at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture

Classes begin on Monday Feb 3!

January 29th, 2014 by Karyn Tufarolo

Spring CE courses begin on Feb 3 – Register NOW!

January 28th, 2014 by Karyn Tufarolo

Have you signed up for a spring course?  Time is running out and we want to hold a spot for you!

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You have one more week and we are here to counsel you into the best course to meet your personal and professional goals.  Some highlights include: Hip-Hip/Funk, Digital Photography, Foundations of Web Design + Development, Studio Photography, Creative Writing, Screenwriting, Digital Marketing Strategies — and more!

To search through all of our spring courses, click here.  And learn about our certificate programs too!

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