Registration Information


RISD welcomes students from all over the world to participate in our online Summer Programs. These classes will be taught in English and a successful student should have a Duolingo score of 115, a TOEFL score of 93 and an IELTS score of 6.5.

Each year hundreds of students from all over the world participate in RISD Summer Programs. To be eligible to register, you must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and be 18 years or older.

Beyond that, RISD Summer Programs are open to all, regardless of your experience, training or skill level in art and design. All applicants who demonstrate the ability and desire to contribute positively to and benefit from the courses are encouraged to apply. There are no admission tests or portfolio requirements.

How to Register

Once you have identified the courses you’re interested in, you’ll need to complete and submit an online registration.

As long as space is available, you may continue to register up until June 17, 2020 at 5 pm EDT. Of course, early registration increases your chances of placement in the courses of your choice. Late registrations may also jeopardize processing of required forms and documentation.

Wait List

If a course you are looking to register for is full or unavailable, you may add your name to a waitlist at the time of registration and you will be contacted by email and/or phone if a space becomes available.


Students may register up until Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5 pm EDT.