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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RISD Grad Show 2022 runs May 26–June 4

Rhode Island Convention Center Hall A
opening reception May 25, 6–8 pm
viewable online beginning May 25

RISD Grad Show 2022 invites viewers to experience an expansive range of exploratory work by emerging artists and designers. The work selected represents the culmination of each student’s experience in RISD’s dynamic and diverse graduate programs.

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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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