Indulge your curiosity. Explore new ideas. Nurture your creativity.
SMU CAPE personal enrichment courses offer a wealth of opportunities to explore subjects that excite and intrigue you. SMU has offered noncredit programs for the Dallas community since 1953, and we are proud to contribute to the cultural and intellectual fabric of our city. We invite you to join us and connect with others who love learning.
Join fellow enthusiasts for stress-free learning opportunities without the pressure of tests and grades. Explore diverse topics with instructors who are excited about sharing their expertise with engaged students.
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Art aficionados can explore the cultural, historical, and stylistic contexts that influence artists and architects. Join us for engaging experiences with great works of art, from ancient to contemporary.
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History, Culture and Travel
Start your own learning expedition with SMU CAPE, no passport required. Our courses introduce you to customs, characters, and cultural traditions near and far.
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Speaking and listening are the most important parts of learning a language. Begin your path to fluency in an inclusive and encouraging learning environment.
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Literature and Film
Do you have a great idea for a film script or book? Take the next step and learn how to capture your creative ideas on the page. Or join us to gain new insights to the work of notable writers and filmmakers.
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Improve your skill and technique through guided practice and supportive instruction from instructors who are professional artists and experienced educators.
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Research tells us that lifelong learners are happier and healthier. Our instructors are passionate about helping others and are excited to share their expertise with you.
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Gain the knowledge and skills to navigate life’s challenges and achieve your financial goals.
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Practice your skills, explore art elements and principles, and learn to use your camera as a creative tool.
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SMU is home to one of the foremost arts education institutions in the country, and we invite you to become part of this outstanding artistic community – whether you are a true beginner or wish to deepen your skills.
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Courses start throughout the year, with flexible schedules that meet your needs. Browse and register online, or contact us for assistance.