Discover why artists and designers at all levels succeed with RISD Continuing Education.
Curious about what it’s like to take a course after being out of the classroom for a few (or many) years? Or how online learning can work with your schedule? Learn about RISD Continuing Education from students who have experienced it.
"At the time I started the Graphic Design certificate program, I was working as a corporate graphic designer and felt my job was very repetitive and uninspiring. Then two years later, I learned about [...]
“When I moved to Rhode Island I discovered the RISD Continuing Education offerings, and chose to grow as an artist and further my knowledge. A summer credit course, Book Design, challenged me the most. [...]
“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 [...]
“Due to COVID-19 and the resulting restrictions, I have been more open to considering different kinds of learning, i.e. in computer-based, virtual modalities. I am a hands-on, tactile person; I will always go for [...]
“My family relocated from Pittsburgh, PA to Barrington, RI and, at that time, RISD Continuing Education was offering their programs at Tillinghast Farm, including a course for adult learners called Children's Book Illustration. I've [...]
“I first heard about RISD from an alum, a very well-known architect, Bernard Khoury, whose work has inspired me over the years. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of spending a summer learning at [...]
“I have been looking for communities online that share similar interests in socially engaged art and my journey to RISD started when I read about Continuing Education’s Art & Activism course instructed by Carolyn [...]
“I chose to take a class at RISD CE to develop my creative process, create legitimate works, and challenge myself. I started with an Introduction to Illustration course and have taken a variety of [...]
“I recently moved to Providence and was thrilled to learn about the RISD Continuing Education program. To get the opportunity to take classes at one of the best art schools in the country with incredible [...]
“My journey to RISD began when I walked in the apparel design classroom as a visitor. I then took the Upcycled Couture: Refashioning Garments course offered through RISD Summer Programs and went into it [...]
“I originally chose to start taking courses at RISD CE because I wanted to learn more about visual effects and motion graphics. Although I moved forward on a certificate program immediately, I had wrestled [...]
“While working towards completing the Jewelry + Light Metals certificate program, the project that challenged me the most was the final project in Jewelry II [Jewelry + Light Metals II: Process and Practices]. Our [...]
“RISD has an excellent reputation and is recognized as one of the best art and design schools in the country. As a nontraditional student who already has a bachelor's degree in economics from Providence [...]
"My journey to RISD began decades ago when my father took Summer Foundations courses at RISD as a graduate student. Whenever we would come to Providence, he would always remember his summer at RISD, [...]