This spring, experience Rhode Island School of Design from anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night. Whether you’re an artist or designer looking to advance your practice or a high school student interested in pursuing art and design in college, RISD Continuing Education is offering 150+ online courses for adults, teens, and middle school students.

RISD CE adult online courses are wide-ranging and for all skill levels. Our Certificate Programs are designed for adults looking to accelerate their creative lives and work, with subjects including Animation, Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Interior Design, Jewelry Making and Design, Natural Science Illustration, Painting Studies, Photography, and Product Development and Manufacturing.

This summer, RISD Pre-College is celebrating 50 years since its launch in 1971. Aspiring young artists and designers from across the US and around the world are sending in their applications to experience a college-level curriculum featuring daylong studio classes, inspiring visits to the Edna W. Lawrence Nature Lab and the RISD Museum, and critiques and final projects that will help shape the way they approach art and design — whether or not they eventually earn their undergraduate degrees at RISD.

Part of RISD Pre-Collegiate Programs, 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 to August 14.

Online teen and youth courses in animation, drawing, fashion design, illustration, and art school prep provide a strong grounding in the visual arts, encouraging creative and personal growth through self-expression.

Spring term starts February 28, 2022, and February 23 is the last day to register for our first session. Many online courses fill quickly, so register today!

To browse online courses at RISD Continuing Education, visit

Apply for RISD Pre-College residential summer immersive at

To register for RISD’s Advanced Program Online year-round intensive, visit