Programs Overview

RISD Summer Programs offers four distinct programs of visual arts study: Summer Studies, Textiles Summer Institute, Summer Institute for Graphic Design Studies and Summer Design Intensives.

Each program features rigorous courses taught by talented instructors, designed to help you get the most out of a short summer schedule. Summer Programs also hosts community events for students and faculty including the Summer Faculty Exhibition, Summer Social Equity and Inclusion Lecture Series, Textiles Summer Institute Lecture Series, Final Class Open Studios and Fashion Show.

summer studies program

Summer Studies

June 24–August 2, 2019

A wide range of courses in visual art and design. Courses meet twice a week for six weeks. Enroll in up to two courses.

Schedule aligns with Textiles Summer Institute courses.

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textiles summer institute program

Textiles Summer Institute

June 24–August 2, 2019

Experience RISD’s renowned textiles faculty and studios. Courses meet twice a week for six weeks. Enroll in up to two courses.

Schedule aligns with Summer Studies Courses.

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graphic design summer program

Summer Institute for Graphic Design Studies (SIGDS)

June 24–August 2, 2019

Delve into graphic design like never before. Courses meet five days a week for two weeks. With staggered start dates, you can enroll in one, two or three courses.

Schedule aligns with Summer Design Intensives courses.

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Summer Design Intensives

June 24–August 2, 2019

Experiment with materials, technology and design in hyper-focused design intensives. Intensives meet five days a week for two weeks. With staggered start dates, you can enroll in one, two or three courses.

Schedule aligns with SIGDS courses.

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