Admissions events and webinars

RISD offers a variety of online info programs and other events for prospective students to learn about the college and the outstanding graduate programs offered here.

Upcoming events

Sep 29

Graduate Architecture and Design Portfolio Tips | Faculty Panel

This online session focuses on the graduate application’s portfolio requirement. Join the Admissions team and RISD faculty members, who will offer tips and guidance for submitting your portfolio.

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Oct 4

MFA Illustration information program

Join the faculty of RISD's Illustration department for an introduction of the new MFA in Illustration program, in addition to RISD's learning resources, community and campus. We'll also describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid in this online session.

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Oct 6

Student/Alumni Experience | Grad Panel

Join us for a peek into the grad student experience from the perspective of current students, alumni and/or faculty.

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Oct 6

General information program

Join members of the RISD Admissions team for an introduction to our graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. We'll also describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid in this online session.

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Oct 18

Graduate Fine Arts Portfolio Tips | Faculty Panel

This online session focuses on the graduate application’s portfolio requirement. Join the Admissions team and RISD faculty members members, who will offer tips and guidance for submitting your portfolio.

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Oct 20

General information program

Join members of the RISD Admissions team for an introduction to our graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. We'll also describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid in this online session.

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Oct 21

RISD portfolio review day

Register for this opportunity to share and discuss your portfolio online with representatives from the RISD community.

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Oct 25

Graduate Liberal Arts | Faculty Panel

Join this online session for a peek into the graduate student experience from the perspective of faculty in RISD’s Liberal Arts division.

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Nov 1

MFA Illustration information program

Join the faculty of RISD's Illustration department for an introduction of the new MFA in Illustration program, in addition to RISD's learning resources, community and campus. We'll also describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid in this online session.

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Nov 3

General information program

Join members of the RISD Admissions team for an introduction to our graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. We'll also describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid in this online session.

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Nov 7 Nov 11

Graduate Open House

Join us online for Graduate Open House. We are holding a weeklong series of webinars focused on specific academic divisions and departments, as well as essential resources for graduate students. Event details are forthcoming; register below to receive updates.

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Nov 11

RISD Portfolio review day

Register for the opportunity to share and discuss your portfolio online with representatives from the RISD community.

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Nov 22

Student/Alumni Experience | Grad Panel

Join us for a peek into the grad student experience from the perspective of current students, alumni and/or faculty.

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Nov 29

Portfolio Q&A with Admissions

Join members of the RISD Admissions team for an introduction to our graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. We'll also describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid. This online session will provide tips specifically for the portfolio.

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Dec 1

Application Q&A with Admissions

Join members of the RISD Admissions team for an introduction to our graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. We'll also describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid. This online session will provide tips specifically for the application.

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Dec 8

Portfolio Q&A with Admissions

Join members of the RISD Admissions team for an introduction to our graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. We'll also describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid. This online session will provide tips specifically for the portfolio.

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Dec 9

RISD portfolio review day

Register for the opportunity to share and discuss your portfolio online with representatives from the RISD community.

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2021 Grad Open House recordings

Architecture

Architecture + Design division

Career Center

Digital + Media

Fine Arts division

Furniture Design

Graphic Design

Illustration

Industrial Design

Interior Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Nature Lab

Office of International Student Services

Painting

Photography

Textiles

Admissions webinars archive

Ask Admissions Anything


An "ask me anything" session with Admissions staff members Molly Pettengill and Timothy Lai (an alum of the Painting MFA program) about RISD's graduate community, academic programs and more.

Faculty AMA: Carl Lostritto


An "ask me anything" session with Associate Professor of Architecture Carl Lostritto about the RISD community, the graduate program in Architecture and more.

Graduate experience panel discussion


A panel discussion with current students and alumni, who share insights about the graduate experience at RISD. This webinar is part of our special topics series, which offers deep dives into specific aspects of RISD’s graduate community and creative culture.

Portfolio tips from the Admissions Office



In this session the Admissions team focuses on the graduate application’s portfolio requirement and offers tips and guidance for submitting a body of work.

Portfolio tips from RISD faculty


This session focuses on the graduate application’s portfolio requirement. Join the Admissions team and RISD faculty members, who will offer tips and guidance for submitting your portfolio.

Studio visit: Aaron Forrest


A peek into the studio practice of Associate Professor of Architecture Aaron Forrest. This webinar is part of our special topics series, which offers deep dives into specific aspects of the student experience and RISD’s graduate community.

Studio visit: Charlotte McCurdy MID 18



A peek into the studio practice of interdisciplinary designer/researcher and Industrial Design alum Charlotte McCurdy. This webinar is part of our special topics series, which offers deep dives into specific aspects of the student experience and RISD’s graduate community.