Graduate Study at
Rhode Island School of Design

Join us for Graduate Open House

Friday, November 8
2–6 pm

We invite you to discover why RISD's graduate degree programs stand out among art and design schools worldwide. Our graduate open house is an opportunity to meet with faculty and current students. You will get a sense of the people, places and points of view that make up RISD's widely respected graduate programs.


Upcoming events

Exhibition | Land // Fill // Land

October 22,
More dates through December 1, 2019
Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

Visiting artist | Hugh Hayden

October 22,
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

Visiting scholar | Peter Galison

October 23,
20 Washington Place

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Full-tuition fellowships exclusively awarded for graduate study

The first of its kind at RISD, the new Society of Presidential Fellows program offers competitive full-tuition funding and professional development opportunities to select admitted graduate students.

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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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