Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

CE Adult + Young Artist Courses Registration

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Register Early!
Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is highly encouraged.

Register Online

Registering in person:
Register at the RISD|CE office at 345 South Main Street in Providence, during office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Some evening and Saturday hours, by appointment only, when classes are in session.

Registering by mail:
Only those students who are paying via check, money order, gift certificate or with proof of payment from a third party may register via mail. Mail your completed registration form and payment (check, money order, gift certificate or proof of payment) to: RISD|CE, Two College Street, Providence, RI 02903-2787.

Registering by fax:: 401-454-6218
Fax your completed registration form with proof of payment. Note: Only those students whose tuition is being paid by a third party may register via fax.  

To ensure the age appropriateness of the curriculum, young artists must meet the age requirement listed with each course description by the beginning of class. No exceptions!

A registration statement, including class location, pin code (required for some building and classroom access) and a list of special materials needed for the first class (if any), is emailed prior to the first class. If you do not receive a confirmation or you register late or within one week of the first day of class, you must call the CE office during business hours for verbal confirmation of location and other relevant information.

Once your registration statement is sent via email, print it and carry it with you when you are on campus, as it will serve to identify you for a variety of services and discounts. Upon presentation of the registration statement and a photo ID, RISD/CE students in courses meeting 18 hours or more may receive the following student benefits:

  • Visit the RISD Museum free of charge
  • Apply for a discounted membership to the RISD Library
  • Make tax-exempt purchases with a ten percent discount on art supplies at the RISD Store and RISD Store 3D
  • Use the RISD Rides shuttle bus

Tuition costs are listed with each course description. To determine if you qualify for a discount, see "Discounts + Reimbursments," below.

special fees
Any lab (laboratory), model, studio, or materials fee appears with the course description and must be paid at the time of registration. They are nonrefundable after the first class and are not subject to discount.

supplies + books
Students must purchase materials or books for some courses. Supply lists are usually distributed during the first class. When necessary, a supply list for the first class is printed on registration statements. See Campus Resources for locations of supply stores on campus.

tuition reimbursement
Students who require a tuition reimbursement letter from RISD|CE confirming completion of a course or courses in order to receive reimbursement from their employers should mail or fax to the CE office their written request indicating their employer’s full address; or come to the CE office and fill out a request in person. 

Veterans should consult with the Veterans Administration Regional Office to verify their benefits. A letter from the VA confirming benefits must accompany the student’s registration form.

Senior Citizens (age 65+)
RISD Alumni
RISD Matriculated Students
RISD Museum Members

Tuition discounts are available to senior citizens (ages 65+), RISD alumni, RISD matriculated students, and RISD Museum members. The online registration system will automatically apply the discount to eligible registrants. The discount will not apply to special costs such as transportation, admittance fees, and so forth. Discounts are not transferable to family members. Also, these discounts apply only once; that is, if a senior citizen is also an alumnus, the discount is still 10 percent. These discounts apply to the current semester only and are not retroactive. The discount does not apply to special fees.
In the Fall and Spring terms, partial financial aid may be available to students who demonstrate significant need. Preference is given to applicants who are enrolling in certificate or Young Artist programs and are in good standing with the college. Awards are limited and the amounts vary based on the quantity of qualified applications received. When granted, award amounts usually offset a portion of the tuition for one course only. Occasionally, awards are granted to qualified non-certificate applicants if funds remain available. To obtain a financial aid form from contact the RISD|CE office at 401-454-6201 or at cemail@risd.edu.   

RISD|CE gift certificates are available in any denomination and make terrific gifts for new or experienced artists of any age! You may choose a specific dollar amount or designate a particular course. For more information and to purchase gift certificates, please call 401 454-6201 or email cemail@risd.edu.

Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education attempts to make its classes, programs, events and services accessible by providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations. If you need accommodations to participate in any class, program or event offered by RISD|CE, please contact Brittany Goodwin, Director of Disability Services and Academic Support at 401 454-6600 or bgoodwin@risd.edu. Requests for accommodations should be made at the time of registration. Arrangements for all accommodations requested less than two weeks before the start of the program/course(s) cannot be guaranteed, and many accommodations take time to arrange. It is in your best interest to make your formal requests as early as possible to ensure accommodations are in place prior to the start of the program/course(s). Failure to do so might limit our ability to meet your needs.
Learn more at http://www.risd.edu/students/wellness/disability_support

Please note that modifications cannot be made to program or course curriculum. If you need access to the RISD Continuing Education offices at 345 South Main Street, Providence, please contact an Enrollment Assistant at 401 454-6201 or cemail@risd.edu for further assistance.

For more information on important CE Adult and Young Artist Course policies - including adding/dropping courses and refunds - visit our Policies + Procedures page. For all other questions, check the Registration FAQs.

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