Graduate Study at
Rhode Island School of Design

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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Upcoming events

Exhibition | Furniture Design

December 6,
More dates through December 11, 2019
Woods-Gerry Gallery

Exhibition | Black

December 6,
More dates through January 19, 2020
Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

Student gathering | Buddhist Practice 101

December 6,
More dates through May 1, 2020
Ewing Multicultural Center

Community service | Free rapid HIV/STI testing

December 9,
RISD Health Services

Community service | Flu clinic

December 11,
Upper Met

MLK keynote lecture | Michelle Alexander

January 22,
RISD Auditorium

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Climate Futures II focuses on design and the Green New Deal

Thursday, December 5
9 am–5:30 pm
Metcalf Auditorium

At the second annual symposium, leading scholars will address the role of race, technology, economy and aesthetics in shaping Green New Deal politics and activism.

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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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