SMU Lifelong Learning

Personal Enrichment

Explore exciting topics with dynamic instructors as your guides!

SMU Personal Enrichment has been offering noncredit continuing education courses to the Dallas community since 1953. Our short-term classes delve into college-level topics, allowing you affordability, flexibility and a challenge.

Regardless of your personal or professional experience, our courses are designed to teach you something new. SMU Personal Enrichment classes offer you the opportunity to explore your passions, improve your skills and make new friends in a fun, low-pressure learning environment.


In order to deliver the best possible learning experience for our students, most courses will be offered virtually this fall. The well-being of our students and community is our top priority, and we are excited to deliver dynamic and engaging courses in a fully online format. Students will interact with instructors and other students through Zoom and SMU's Learning Management System (Canvas).


Selected courses will be offered as in-person field trips this fall. All participants in these classes will be expected to engage in responsible behavior and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Whether your course will take place in-person or online, your will receive individualized communication with further instructions to help you prepare for class.

New classes start throughout the year.

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Questions? Contact us at or 214-768-2273.

My husband and I and six other friends attended this course and WE LOVED IT. The instructor was amazing, knowledgeable, interesting and she answered all of our questions. The class was fast-paced and excellent.

Art Personal Enrichment Student