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.

Whatever your goal – personal enrichment or professional development – RISD CE has a course for you. Our CE faculty bring skills as practicing professionals, renowned 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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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.

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.