Graduate Study at
Rhode Island School of Design

A Call to Change the Narrative

At Commencement 2019, keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson urged new graduates to bring hope and creativity to fight against injustice.


Upcoming events

Design Science Symposium

September 20,
More dates through September 22, 2019
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

RISDxMOSS: Game Changers

September 28,
20 Washington Place (Prov/Wash)

Opening reception | Digital + Media exhibition

October 3,
Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery

Exhibition | Digital + Media

October 4,
More dates through October 20, 2019
Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery

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Confidence on Full Display

Grad Show 2019 offered viewers an immersive and thought-provoking collection of work by all 214 students who earned master's degrees this year.


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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