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Ƶ offers programs and educational experiences for all ages! We offer several beloved annual workshops as well as professional and creative certificate programs for adults and post-grads. Push your creative limits or discover the leader within you!


Practical and Professional Leadership Guidance

Executive Education: Certificate in Leadership

This certificate in leadership program provides innovative training opportunities for the Roanoke region. Graduates grow in ways that foster clear movement in their organizations and community endeavors. Consider enrolling a promising leader this year.

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Workshops for Adults


Certificate Programs

Ƶ currently offers seven different certificate programs for adult learners.

  • Certificate in Advanced Studies

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    This certificate provides current teachers holding a master’s degree an opportunity to teach dual enrollment courses at the high school level. It’s also useful for those who want to teach in a community college setting, but don’t have the required number of graduate-level courses to meet the college’s faculty requirements.

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  • Certificate in Medical Communications and Equity

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    Hollins University is one of the first in the nation to offer certification in Medical Communications and Equity.

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  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Ceramics

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    This certificate is an invitation to focus on your art, working in the studio to build your artistic practice, and engaging with faculty and visiting artists to develop your creative potential. Whether you are an independent artist, a production potter, or plan to apply to M.F.A. programs, this certificate is designed to be an accessible steppingstone to the future.

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  • Certificate in Children’s Book Illustration

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    Closely associated with Ƶ’ longstanding graduate program in the study and writing of children’s books, this program is taught by noted illustrators, including core faculty Ruth Sanderson and Ashley Wolff.

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  • Certificate in New Play Directing

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    This program is taught by highly respected directors, performers, playwrights, and theatre professionals. It’s closely associated with the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University, an internationally recognized graduate program in playwriting.

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  • Certificate in New Play Dramaturgy

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    This unique program provides concentrated training in the best practices associated with the dramaturgical aspects of new play development, bridging theatrical theory, and collaborative practice.

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  • Certificate in New Play Performance

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    This program helps performers of all experience levels learn the best practices for new play production. They build an impressive portfolio to become strong players in professional, regional, and academic theatres.

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