Artwork by Laura L.

Year-Round Intensive

An online program 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 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.

Summer 2024
Session II: July 21–August 18

Fall 2024
Session I: Sept 14–Oct 13
Session II: Oct 26–Nov 24

Spring 2025
Session I: March 1–30
Session II: April 12–May 11

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.