RISD Summer Credit Courses

Advance your creative practice with Rhode Island School of Design online summer credit courses

Whether you’re a college student looking to earn credit, an adult looking for artistic advancement, or a professional looking to make a change, you can advance your creative practice with Rhode Island School of Design this summer.

College students and adults from all over the world have access to RISD Summer Programs online. Students will learn from RISD faculty, take part in group and individual critique and assignments, and create a substantial body of work in a short amount of time.

All courses offer 3 credits and run for six weeks.

Registration and participation in RISD Summer Programs online classes is open to students who have graduated from high school and are 18 years of age or older. *

*If you are a high school student in grades 10–12 or are graduating from high school in 2021, we encourage you to apply to RISD’s Advanced Program for High School Students, which will help you build your college application portfolio and prepare for college-level visual arts learning.

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“I have so many ideas and ways of making that I wasn’t thinking of before. I also feel more confident with what I produce and call mine.”

“Got a great taste of RISD life and education. Would love to stay full-time.”

“A fun, challenging course that pushed me to think outside the box.”