Graduate Study at
Rhode Island School of Design

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Take a quick look at the studios, galleries and research spaces that help define RISD and support our community of artists and designers advance meaningful creative practices.

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RISD launches MFA in Illustration

The advanced studio program looks to the future of illustration by focusing on critical perspectives, artistic voice and visual literacy in the public realm.

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Grad Show 2021 on view online

Featuring work by graduate students earning their degrees this year, RISD Grad Show 2021 highlights the creativity of students at all stages of the thesis process, from sketches and drafts to completed works.

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Summer Graduate Event Series

Running online throughout the summer, our orientation events bring new and continuing grad students together to learn about RISD’s campus, community and creative culture.

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Presidential Fellows program expands

Starting in fall 2021, the Building Tall Fellowship and Fast Retailing Foundation Foundation Fashion Scholarship will provide full-tuition support to students in four of RISD’s advanced degree programs.

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Enhancing our commitment to social equity and inclusion

Systemic racism harms all members of our community and is at odds with RISD’s values. We are responding to the call of students, faculty and alums to bring about much-needed change. (image credit: Erick Medel MFA 18 PH)

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