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    Rhode Island School of Design Pre-Collegiate Summer Program

    Rhode Island School of Design Pre-Collegiate Summer Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Filmmaking and Digital Media, Architecture, Design, Fashion, Arts, Painting & Drawing
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (401) 454-6200
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    At RISD Pre-College, rising high school juniors and seniors can live like a RISD student and work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students who will inspire them to push their limits and produce their best work. Students will follow a college-level curriculum with day-long studio classes, visits to the Nature Lab and RISD Museum, critiques and projects that will forever shape the way you approach art and design.

    Pre-College at Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, Rhode Island) is one of the most established and renowned summer art and design programs for high school students in the world—and also one of the oldest, celebrating 50+ years since its establishment in 1971.

    With RISD Pre-College, 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.

    In addition to foundation courses in drawing, design and critical studies in art, you'll choose a major, which will allow you to explore a field of design or fine art that already interests you, or take the opportunity to try something new.

    Majors include:

    • Animation
    • Architecture
    • Art and Activism
    • Art and Science
    • Ceramics
    • Drawing
    • Fashion Design
    • Film/Video
    • Furniture Design
    • Game Design
    • Glass
    • Graphic Design
    • Graphic Novel
    • Illustration
    • Industrial Design
    • Interior Design
    • Jewelry
    • Painting
    • Photography: Digital
    • Printmaking
    • Sculpture
    • Textile Design

    Cost and Session Information

    Program dates: June 24-July 29, 2023

    Residential program: $10,700
    Commuter program: $8,100
    Application fee: $60