Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

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RISD Continuing Education


Art + Design for Everyone!

RISD Continuing Education educates students of all ages in art and design with high quality, accessible programs, courses, lectures and workshops.

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New Classes Fall 2016 | Registration Now Open

Even if you’re not an artist or full-on creator, there’s a class that meets you where you are. Create something with us today: Start from where you are LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY: AUTUMN WOODLANDS Autumn in New England is a studio without walls for the photographer looking to better understand color and the diversity of light. Add depth to your portfolio with visits to four distinct scenic locations – … Read More

RISD/CE Celebrates 2016 Certificate Program Graduates

Friends, family members and faculty gathered in the Chace Center Auditorium the evening of June 7 to celebrate the achievements of students receiving certificates for completion of studies in RISD Continuing Education certificate programs.   At this year’s ceremony and reception, 56 students received certificates in 11 RISD/CE programs, including Advertising Design, Animation + Video, Children’s Book Illustration, Comic + Sequential Art, Digital Photography, Drawing + … Read More


RISD|CE certificate programs have flexible schedules and provide studio based learning that is current, relevant and integrally connected to creative sector development. They were developed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and real-world experience to accelerate your creative life and work. More

Fall is your chance to find out where your inspiration takes you. Kick-start your creativity with classes in 2D, 3D, and digital art and design, for kids and teens ages 6-17. Choose from 1-day workshops, 2-day workshops, and 6-session classes. Classes begin Sept. 17 and throughout the fall. More