From figure drawing to sculpture to computer animation, some teens attend RISD CE courses for fun and enrichment, while others have a more academic goal in mind. CE courses for teens are offered as part of the Young Artist Program, and may be taken on an individual basis, or as part of a focused curriculum in one of our teen certificate programs. For the most immersive instruction, RISD also offers the six-week Pre-College Program, for 16- to 18-year-old high school students.
RISD CE’s Teen Program provides a strong grounding in the visual arts and encourages creative and personal growth through self-expression. Year-round courses provide opportunities for teens to be with their peers who are energetic, creative and passionate about what they’re doing.
Teens can enroll in one of 4 certificate programs to broaden their skills, explore a new medium or prepare for a future in art and design. Certificate programs include: Art School Preparation, 2D Design, 3D Design and Digital Design.
The six-week summer residential Pre-College Program offers 16- to 18-year-old high school students a comprehensive introduction to the college art school experience. Students follow a college-like studio curriculum and live in RISD residence halls, in a full-immersion encounter with art and design education at the highest level.