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Experience Rhode Island School of Design this summer from anywhere in the world. Choose from online classes with live Zoom sessions or asynchronous learning with no required meeting times. Whether you’re an artist or designer looking to advance your practice, a college student looking to earn credit, or a high school student interested in pursuing art and design in college, RISD CE is offering 160+ online courses for adults and teens this summer. 

RISD Summer Programs offer courses for college credit. Students can choose from studio courses that offer live Zoom sessions and liberal arts courses that are delivered asynchronously (recorded). Students work with renowned RISD faculty and receive personalized instruction to advance their creative practice. All courses offer three credits and run for six weeks from June 21 through July 30, 2021. 

RISD Advanced Program for High School Students offers students the opportunity to access intensive, collegiate-level courses. This Pre-College academic experience is designed for those interested in pursuing art and design in college and who want to build their portfolio. These courses offer a mix of live and recorded activities.

RISD Adult Extension programs offer students a wide range of courses for all skill levels and can be taken at any time of day or night. Our Certificate Programs are designed for adults looking to accelerate their creative lives and work, and subjects include Animation, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Interior Design, Jewelry Making and Design, Natural Science Illustration, Painting Studies, Photography, and Product Development and Manufacturing.

Summer term starts June 21, 2021.

To browse online courses at Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education, visit

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