Graduate Study at
Rhode Island School of Design

Virtual Graduate Open House

On November 9–13, join us online and discover what sets the graduate experience at RISD apart from art and design schools worldwide.

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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)

Boston Globe coverage

Grad Show 2020 on view online

Featuring work by the more than 200 graduate students who earned degrees this year, the RISD Grad Show 2020 virtual exhibition highlights the creativity of the now-RISD alumni at all stages of the thesis process, from sketches and drafts to completed works.

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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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