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Artwork by RISD Pre-College student Celine Yung

RISD Pre-College is thrilled to announce the return of its on-campus residential summer immersive in 2022. Pre-College at Rhode Island School of Design is one of the most renowned summer art and design programs for high school students in the world — and also one of the oldest, celebrating its 50th anniversary since its establishment in 1971.

At RISD Pre-College, rising high school juniors and seniors can live like RISD students and work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students who will inspire them to push their limits and produce their best work. Students follow a college-level curriculum with day-long studio classes, visits to the Nature Lab and RISD Museum, critiques, and final projects intended to shape how they approach art and design. The program runs from June 25 through August 6, 2022.

The health, safety, and well-being of students, instructors, and staff remains a top priority, and RISD has developed a comprehensive set of protocols and policies to protect the health and safety of Pre-College students and the broader community from the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

RISD’s Advanced Program Online is a year-round online intensive and designed for high school students interested in pursuing art and design in college. This certificate program is for changemakers who want to develop their art practice, learn new ways to collaborate, and create a future they’re excited about. Spring 2022 term runs from March 5 to May 29 and Summer 2022 term runs from June 21 through August 14.

Both programs offer a college-level curriculum that provides a strong foundational understanding of drawing and design principles. Whether on-campus or online, students will participate in courses led by professionally practicing instructors, learn to manage time and self-motivate, and develop a portfolio of concepts, sketches, and finished pieces that can be included in or inform their college application.

Visit precollege.risd.edu to apply for RISD Pre-College residential summer immersive, and register for RISD’s Advanced Program Online year-round intensive at cereg.risd.edu.

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