Whether online or in person, Continuing Education at Rhode Island School of Design 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. 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.
A wide variety of creative experiences await our adult students. We offer courses in a broad range of visual arts and design disciplines (both traditional and digital), as well as in topics related to art and design as integral parts of our lives and culture. Online courses run year round, and in-person courses are hosted in the summer on RISD’s campus in Providence.
Youth ages 6-17 attend RISD CE courses 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.
2023 RISD Summer Teen Art Institute at the HD Shanghai School RISD Continuing Education is excited to announce the return of the Summer Teen Art Institute in Shanghai, China. After a successful inaugural program [...]
With RISD Continuing Education, students in teen online courses are on a path to becoming the creators, innovators and problem-solvers of tomorrow regardless of where their academic interests take them. Program highlights include: courses [...]
Popular series continues, helps students and practicing artists develop their business ideas, studio practice, and freelancing. Whether you're an emerging or established studio artist, a freelancer, or looking to start your own company, online [...]
After a two-year delay due to the pandemic, RISD Continuing Education (CE) faculty and staff are celebrating the residential Pre-College program’s 50th anniversary this summer. With the return to in-person learning, 430 high school [...]
New series helps students and practicing artists develop their business ideas, studio practice, and freelancing. Whether you're an emerging or established studio artist, a freelancer, or looking to start your own company, online courses [...]
"At the time I started the Graphic Design certificate program, I was working as a corporate graphic designer and felt my job was very repetitive and uninspiring. Then two years later, I learned about [...]
“When I moved to Rhode Island I discovered the RISD Continuing Education offerings, and chose to grow as an artist and further my knowledge. A summer credit course, Book Design, challenged me the most. [...]
"My Journey with RISD Continuing Education began when I completed a faculty swap with my lecturer position at the University of Washington. Charles was teaching at RISD CE but wanted to perform research activities [...]
Get to know Matthew Manning, a RISD Continuing Education instructor for animation and stop-motion courses: Matthew started animating as a child with a Super 8 camera in his parent’s garage. He attended California State [...]