Summer Institute for Graphic Design Studies

The Summer Institute of Graphic Design (SIGDS) is an opportunity for students and professionals to participate in an array of two-week accredited courses at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

Tuition for each course is $2,600 + a $20 lab fee, (discounted tuition rate for RISD Alumna/us of $1,820). Schedules 2 and 3 run from 9:00AM - 4:00PM.

Schedule 1

June 29 - July 10, 2015

Schedule 2

July 13 - July 24, 2015

  • Identity + Branding

    Type + Image Design
    Relationships between typeface and image explored as functioning visual systems

Schedule 3

July 27 - August 7, 2015

  • Magazine Design

    Magazine Design
    Analyses and projects revolving around effective magazine layouts
    (June 30, 2015: this course has been cancelled)

  • Type + Image Design

    Book Design
    Covers all aspects of designing comprehensive art and photographic books 

  • Book Design

    Poster Design
    How to combine design and message to create powerful, effective posters

  • Web Design

    Web Design
    How to conceive, prototype and program websites using HTML, CSS and JavaScript