Tuition and Fees

RISD Advanced Program Online - artwork by Rickie Gao
Artwork by Rickie Gao

Your tuition is determined by the number of courses you enroll in. If you choose to participate in the certificate track, the total program cost is $5,360. Tuition amounts are listed on the course registration system; a breakdown is included below.

Essential Fundamentals


  • Exploration in Design

    Fall/Spring: Two 5-week sessions (Parts I & II)
    Summer: One 4-week session

    Tuition: $1,340

  • Experiential Drawing

    Fall/Spring: Two 5-week sessions (Parts I & II)
    Summer: One 4-week session

    Tuition: $1,340


Concentration

Students must first complete Essential Fundamentals before enrolling in a Concentration


  • Featured Topics

    Summer: One 4-week session

    Tutition: $2,680

  • Visual & Critical Language

    Summer: One 4-week session
    Taken concurrently with Featured Topics course

    Included in Featured Topics Cost


Supplies

For each course you will need a variety of art supplies and materials. You can expect to spend up to $200 (estimate) on supplies per course. A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

​​To mitigate costs, students are encouraged to use supplies they already have on hand and believe are similar to the requested item in the supply list. If you are uncertain if an item will suffice, please address it with your instructor at the start of the first class – either through the class portal communication or during a live session. Do not substitute materials without first obtaining approval from the instructor. Unless otherwise indicated on the supply list, please have all supplies purchased and available to you for the first class.