Welcome to RIA English Language Institute's Bridge to Design Program


The Bridge-To-Design Program is a full-time accredited ESL program created for students who want to improve their English proficiency and develop their art and design skills before attending one of RIA-ELI’s Partner Universities. Through the Program, students have access to a range of unique art and design classes offered by Rhode Island School of Design|Continuing Education. The Program also offers Conditional Admission to a range of undergraduate and graduate programs offered by RIA-ELI’s Partner Art & Design schools.


At RISD|CE classes provide students with a foundation of art and design skills that will ensure they are prepared to enter into a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in art/design. They also help students use their language skills in real-world design experiences and develop a strong portfolio for future use.