Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education


Posted on: July 26, 2016

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
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 – all within 30 minutes of Providence.

Explore new approaches
Challenge the boundaries of this ancient technique and explore its potential as a 21st-century art form. The entire weaving process, from setting up, warping and securing warp ends to finishing, and different weaving techniques are introduced.

Master something new
Discover the essential industrial design tool SolidWorks 2016, used by engineers and designers worldwide. No previous 3D experience needed!

Registration is now open for these classes and more. Most classes begin the week of Sept. 12 and throughout the fall.

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

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 + Painting Studies, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Jewelry + Light Metals, Natural Science Illustration, and Web + Interactive Design.
Executive Directory of Continuing Education Gregory Victory and Provost Pradeep Sharma welcomed graduates, many of whom balanced a job, a family and other commitments.
Eric Paul Meier, ‘86/IL was presented with the 2016-2017 Teacher of Excellence Award. Eric has been an instructor and advisor for the Web + Interactive Design program. 
Student speaker Samina Arif – who received her certificate in Advertising Design – shared inspirational words with fellow students, family and friends.
Alumni speaker Myles Dumas, a graduate of RISD/CE’s Print Design Process + Production (now Graphic Design) certificate program, offered advice for this year’s graduates.
RISD|CE offers certificate programs that address specific training needs of adult students, many of whom have college and professional experience but want to upgrade their skills or make a career change.
Congratulations, Graduates!