RISD Advanced Program Online - artwork by Yuxuan Li
Artwork by Yuxuan Li

Advanced Program Online Certificate

RISD’s Advanced Program Online is offered on a certificate track. The certificate is for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are planning to major in art or design. Students who register for an Advanced Program Online course will be automatically enrolled in the certificate.

The certificate consists of four courses. The two Essential Fundamentals courses introduce students to critical making through drawing and design. The two Concentration courses include a discipline-based featured topic and a liberal arts course. Students who complete the certificate are better prepared to develop portfolio-ready artworks.

Students who are inactive after one year will be removed from the certificate track. Students may request to withdraw from the certificate track at any time.