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RISD Pre-College Opportunities this year and summer 2022

Rhode Island School of Design is thrilled to announce the return of RISD Pre-College, our residential summer immersive.

Our year-round online intensive for changemakers, RISD Advanced Program Online,has also just opened registration for both spring and summer terms.

Pre-College isn’t just an education—it’s an experience

This summer, live like a RISD student and work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students who will inspire you to push your limits and produce your best work.

Complete and submit your Pre-College application by December 1, 2021, and attend the program, to receive a full refund on your application fee and $100 in RISD Bucks upon your arrival to campus.

June 25–Aug 5, 2022

Reframe the way you look at the world

Designed for high school students interested in pursuing art and design in college, join RISD’s online intensive for changemakers to develop your art practice, learn new ways to collaborate and create a future you’re excited about.

Save 10% on Advanced Program Online class tuition if you register by December 1, 2021. Discounts can be used for multiple class purchases, including enrollment for the entire certificate program. Use code 22EARLYBIRD at checkout.

Spring 2022

March 5–May 29 (2 sessions)

Summer 2022

June 21–Aug 14 (2 sessions)

Learn in the format that works best for you

Both programs offer a college-level curriculum that provides a strong foundational understanding of drawing and design principles.

Whether on-campus or online, you’ll participate in courses led by professionally practicing instructors, learn to manage time and self-motivate, and develop a portfolio of concepts, sketches, and finished pieces that can be included in or inform your college application.


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