At Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Pre-College, rising high school juniors and seniors can experience life as a RISD undergrad and work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students who will inspire them to push their limits and produce their best work. Students will follow a college-level curriculum inspired by the RISD first-year experience with day-long studio classes, visits to the Nature Lab and RISD Museum, critiques, and projects that will forever shape how they approach art and design. Outside of the studio, students can participate in trips and events throughout Providence and beyond. Summer 2024 runs from June 29 through August 3.
To apply for the RISD Pre-College residential summer immersive, visit precollege.risd.edu/program-overview.
RISD’s Advanced Program Online is a year-round online intensive designed for high school students interested in pursuing art and design in college who want to learn best practices in developing their work. This series of college-level courses for students in grades 10–12 calls on creative young people to access a more “flexible mindset” — applying art and design methods to chart new territories of creation and problem-solving. Spring 2024 term runs from March 2 to May 12 and Summer 2024 term runs from June 22 through August 18.
To register for RISD’s Advanced Program Online year-round intensive, visit precollege.risd.edu/advanced-program.
Whether on-campus or online, students will participate in courses led by our reputable teaching artists, learn to manage time and self-motivate, and develop concepts, sketches, and finished pieces that can be included in or inform their college application. Both programs are designed to not only help students build a portfolio, but also develop as artists and individuals.
Learn more and compare programs at precollege.risd.edu/compare-programs.