! Advanced Program Online: Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 enrollment now open

An online intensive for changemakers

Where you have permission to reframe the way you look at the world, your art practice, and the way you collaborate. Engage in courses and practices that help you create a future you’re excited about.

Respond critically to world
events and uncertainty

Challenge yourself through a series of prompts, where you’ll learn to research, discover new materials, and explore and develop new work that reflects issues around creativity during times of distress.

Follow a flexible schedule that
works for your life

Through a mix of live and recorded video sessions using Zoom and our learning management system, you will share work in progress, present projects and ideas, and connect with instructors one-on-one and in small groups.

Fall 2023
Session I: September 16–October 15
Session II: October 28–November 26

Spring 2024
Session I: March 2–31
Session II: April 13–May 12

Students must take courses in multiple sessions in order to complete all Advanced Program Online certificate requirements.

Expand your creativity through a certificate track

Students who enroll in RISD’s Advanced Program Online join a certificate track designed to develop a comprehensive approach to creativity, including building fundamental skills, stretching conceptual abilities and learning to successfully present your portfolio.