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.

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Online Courses

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.

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Certificate Programs

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.

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Advanced Program for High School Students

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.

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Summer Credit Courses

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.

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Adult Programs

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.

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Kids + Teen 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.

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RISD CE Online Teen Fall Classes

July 25th, 2021|0 Comments

Register Now for Teen Online Fall Classes Save 10% on class tuition if you register by August 8. Use code F21EARLYBIRD at checkout* From animation and fashion design to illustration and art school prep, some attend RISD [...]

RISD CE Online: Fall Classes Start Sept 18

July 25th, 2021|0 Comments

RISD Continuing Education Launches 140+ Online Fall Courses Save 10% on class tuition if you register by August 8. Use code F21EARLYBIRD at checkout* Online fall programs, offered in both live and asynchronous formats, include classes for [...]

  • RISD CE teen student spotlight: Landon

Student Spotlight: Landon

April 5th, 2021|0 Comments

“I love having the opportunity to use my time at home to create storylines and complete stop-motion animations that I may not have had the time to do otherwise. In the Animating Critters class, [...]

  • RISD CE student spotlight: Nicole Bedard

Student Spotlight: Nicole Bedard

March 5th, 2021|0 Comments

“My journey to RISD began when I had relocated back to Massachusetts in 2002 after many years of school focused on non-creative study. I was working at a software company and wanted to explore [...]

  • RISD Continuing Education Spotlight: John Gonzalez, instructor

Instructor Spotlight: John Gonzalez

March 5th, 2021|0 Comments

“I grew up in Providence and wanted nothing more than to attend RISD as a student, which I did as an undergraduate in the early 2000s. RISD really is a special world. When I [...]