Short Courses

Explore exciting topics with dynamic instructors as your guides.

SMU’s continuing education courses have been part of Dallas’ intellectual fabric since 1953. Designed for lifelong learners, short classes are developed and facilitated by thought leaders and experienced educators who are committed to student success.

New classes start throughout the year. Registration is open to adults 18 and older regardless of educational background.

Learn something new to:

  • Advance Your Career
  • Boost Your Knowledge
  • Enhance Your Life
  • Expand Your Network
  • Help You Succeed
Instructor Dr. Jann Mackey

Student Feedback

"Dr. Jann [Mackey] is one of the best you’ve got, and she’s always extremely knowledgeable on her subject matter. I enjoy her walking tours as well."

— Student in Beyond Downton Abbey: Inside Britain's Greatest Country Houses

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Instructor Suzanne Kelley-Clark

Student Feedback

"Suzanne Clark was effective in teaching a medium virtually and extremely generous with her time. She conducted a well-balanced workshop to incorporate useful art references and techniques while allowing for hands on practice so we could benefit from the time allotted. Wonderful class!" 

— Student in Exploring Media: Watercolor Workshop

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Self-Paced Online Courses

SMU CAPE offers a comprehensive catalog of self-paced online professional development courses for busy professionals. Courses are affordable, engaging and offer the skills you need to succeed in the competitive job market.
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Management and Leadership Courses

Explore courses in a variety of management and leadership topics.