Graduate Study at
Rhode Island School of Design

New directions in art and design

Grad Show 2019
Rhode Island Convention Center
May 23–June 1
12–5 pm
opening reception May 22, 6–8 pm

Showcasing thesis work by the 214 students completing master’s degrees this spring, Grad Show 2019 celebrates the creativity our newest graduate alumni will bring to the world. On view at the Rhode Island Convention Center, a 28,000-sf exhibition hall lets artists and designers show multiple pieces or large installations representing their unique studio experiences across RISD’s 16 graduate departments.

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Upcoming events

Visiting landscape architect | Jane Hutton

April 25,
BEB (Bayard Ewing Building)

Graduate Commons Speaker Series | Ed Schlossberg

April 25,
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

Exhibition | The Chair Show

April 26,
More dates through April 28, 2019
Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

Student event | Bingo After Dark!

April 29,
Portfolio Café

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Refocusing the Narrative

Photographer Steph Foster MFA 19 PH reflects on racism in America and brings his stories of hope to Design Indaba 2019.


The graduate experience

Based in deep disciplinary immersion and creative exploration, graduate study at RISD brings together students who conduct cutting-edge research, constantly ask questions and develop rewarding, hands-on relationships with materials. Extending beyond the studio and classroom, every facet of the experience helps cultivate a community of artists and designers fully committed to learning how to articulate strong concepts through close attention to process and the infinite details of creative practice.

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