Adult Programs

(Ages 18+)

Art and Design for Everyone

A wide variety of creative experiences await adult students at Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education. 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.

We schedule online courses all year round, and in-person courses during summer on RISD’s campus in Providence, RI. Whether online or in person, our art and design courses are designed especially for people with busy schedules and active lives.

Whatever your goal – personal enrichment or professional development – RISD CE has a course for you. Our CE faculty bring skills as practicing professionals, renowned local artists and art educators, and are eager to engage, educate and collaborate with our students. We are open admission, we welcome everyone!

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RISD CE online courses for youth ages 13-17

Online Courses

Learn from anywhere! You’ll have access to RISD’s acclaimed curricular concept from anywhere, collaborate with like-minded creatives, and learn from faculty who are experts in their fields.

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Adult In-Person Courses

RISD CE offers non-credit courses, lectures and workshops in fine and applied art and design, at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Whatever your goal – personal enrichment or professional development – RISD CE has a course to suit your needs.

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RISD Adult Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Although any RISD CE course may be taken for personal or professional enrichment, many can also be taken as part of a certificate program. Certificate programs are designed especially for adults who want a rigorous and comprehensive course of pre-professional and professional study on a part-time basis.

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