Art and Design for Everyone
RISD Continuing Education provides an immersive and innovative art and design education for everyone, at all stages of life and all levels of experience.
RISD CE Online offers accessible, flexible and immersive learning experiences that you can access anywhere. Join us online to stay on track with a certificate program, explore a new subject, or take your very first course in art and design.
Any RISD CE course can be taken for personal or professional enrichment, and many can also be taken as part of a certificate program. Now with the option to complete 100% online, certificate programs are designed for students who are looking to accelerate their creative lives and work, and join a community of certificate program graduates.
RISD’s Advanced Program for High School Students is a series of intensive, collegiate-level courses for students in grades 10–12 (or the equivalent) who are 15–18 years old. This immersive online experience is designed for those interested in pursuing art and design in college and want to learn best practices in producing portfolio work.
Whether you’re a student looking to earn college credit, an adult looking for artistic advancement, or a creative professional looking to make a big change, you can advance your creative practice with Rhode Island School of Design this summer. All courses offer three (3) credits and run for six weeks.
Creative adventures in a range of visual arts and design disciplines await adult students at RISD CE – from courses, lectures and workshops for personal enrichment and professional development, to focused certificate programs and summer credit courses.
Kids and teens attend RISD CE classes to grow creatively as they develop their artistic abilities. Led by outstanding artists, designers and educators, these courses journey into the artistic process where the emphasis is on designing, communicating and creating. Year-round classes cover topics in 2D, 3D, and digital art and design.