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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Updates

  • RISD CE student spotlight: Nicole Bedard

Student Spotlight: Nicole Bedard

January 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 CE instructor spotlight: Amy Bartlett Wright

Instructor Spotlight: Amy Bartlett Wright

January 5th, 2021|0 Comments

“The Avenue Concept invited me to be one of their 2020 Artists in Residence for a public arts commission painted upon the historic Providence Bank facade in Downtown Providence. The bank facade offered a [...]

  • RISD Continuing Education Spotlight: John Gonzalez, instructor

Instructor Spotlight: John Gonzalez

December 17th, 2020|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 [...]

  • RISD Continuing Education Spotlight: Alyson Beaulieu, Interior Design certificate program student

Student Spotlight: Alyson Beaulieu

November 17th, 2020|0 Comments

“My creative process was inspired by the video game, The Sims. I wouldn’t even play the game, I just enjoyed making houses and rooms with different themes and colors and prints and floors. It seems [...]

Student Spotlight: Nico Ecenarro

November 16th, 2020|0 Comments

“RISD is a part of the creative pantheon. Rhode Island School of Design raises the eyebrows of people inside and outside the artist community. You don't build a name and reputation like that without a [...]