Custom Programs

Create the future with RISD CE
Custom Programs.

RISD CE Custom Programs delivers customized learning experiences that meet the specific goals and needs of your organization and community. CE Custom Programs seeks sustainable, collaborative and reciprocal partners that are interested in joining RISD’s creative community.

Our innovative programs and courses can be designed for local, national and global organizations, schools, nonprofits, and more. We offer online, in-person and hybrid approaches.

Start the conversation to learn more about partnering with RISD.

Watercolor paints and brushes; a design with primary colors; adult students in an art classroom.

Select Collaborations

Summer Teen Art Institute
(Shanghai, China)

Teenage students examining room-sized sculpture in an art gallery.

In partnership with the HD Shanghai School and Elite K12, this residential program immerses high school students in China with foundation drawing and design courses plus selected majors. Students engage with like-minded individuals while participating in an unforgettable experience.

Rhode Island Department of Education

Student photographic artwork: teenage girl playing saxophone.

We’ve partnered with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) to provide both summer enrichment and high school credit-bearing courses focused on career readiness and work-based learning. Students who cannot normally access RISD take free courses in a range of topics including fashion illustration, graphic design, painting, character design, industrial design and more.

Student artwork (above): Nia A., RIDE participant.

CE Custom Programs is open to local, national and global partners who are interested in RISD-run services, joint partnerships, and anything in between.

Contact us to learn more or explore a collaboration with RISD CE Custom Programs.