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 (all times eastern)

Sep 23

General information program

Join our Admissions team for an intro to RISD’s graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. During this session we will also describe the steps for applying for admission and financial aid.

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Sep 28

Grad panel: Current student experience

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

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Sep 30

Illustration MFA info program

Join Illustration department faculty for an introduction to the new MFA in Illustration program (launching Fall 2022). In this session we will also introduce RISD's learning resources, community and campus, and describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid.

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Oct 5

Architecture and Design portfolio tips

Join us for a special session focused on the graduate application’s portfolio requirement. During this session, the Admissions team and RISD faculty members will offer tips and guidance for submitting your portfolio.

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Oct 7

General information program

Join our Admissions team for an intro to RISD’s graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. During this session we will also describe the steps for applying for admission and financial aid.

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Oct 12

Panel discussion with RISD alumni

Join us for a peek into the grad student experience from the perspective of RISD alumni.

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Oct 15

RISD portfolio review day

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

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Oct 19

Panel discussion with Architecture + Design and Liberal Arts faculty

Join us for a peek into the graduate student experience from the perspective of faculty in RISD’s Architecture + Design and Liberal Arts divisions.

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Oct 21

General information program

Join our Admissions team for an intro to RISD’s graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. During this session we will also describe the steps for applying for admission and financial aid.

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Oct 26

Fine Arts portfolio tips

Join us for this special session focused on the graduate application’s portfolio requirement. During the session, the Admissions team and RISD faculty members will offer tips and guidance for submitting your portfolio.

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Oct 28

Illustration MFA info program

Join Illustration department faculty for an introduction to the new MFA in Illustration program (launching Fall 2022). In this session we will also introduce RISD's learning resources, community and campus, and describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid.

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Nov 4

General information program

Join our Admissions team for an intro to RISD’s graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. During this session we will also describe the steps for applying for admission and financial aid.

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Nov 8 Nov 12

Grad Virtual Open House

itinerary will be released via email closer to the event

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Nov 12

RISD portfolio review day

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

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Nov 16

Fine Arts faculty panel discussion

Join us for a peek into the grad student experience from the perspective of faculty in RISD’s Fine Arts division.

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Nov 18

General information program

Join our Admissions team for an intro to RISD’s graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. During this session we will also describe the steps for applying for admission and financial aid.

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Nov 18

Illustration faculty panel discussion

Join us for a discussion with members of RISD’s Illustration faculty about the new Illustration MFA program, launching in fall 2022.

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Nov 21

National Portfolio Day (online)

At this annual event hosted by the National Portfolio Day Association, you will have an opportunity to show your portfolio and receive feedback from a RISD community representative prior to the graduate application deadline.

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Nov 30

Portfolio tips with Admissions

For this session focused on the graduate application’s portfolio requirement, RISD’s Admissions team will offer general tips and guidance for submitting your portfolio.

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Dec 2

General info program and application Q+A

Join our Admissions team for an intro to RISD’s graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. In this session we will do a deep dive on how to apply and answer any questions you may have about the process.

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Dec 3

RISD portfolio review day

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

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Dec 7

Portfolio tips with Admissions

For this session focused on the graduate application’s portfolio requirement, RISD’s Admissions team will offer general tips and guidance for submitting your portfolio.

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Dec 9

Illustration MFA portfolio tips

Join Illustration department faculty for an introduction to RISD’s new MFA in Illustration program (launching fall 2022). This session will focus specifically on the portfolio requirement for the Illustration MFA application.

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2020 Grad Open House recordings

Architecture

Architecture + Design division

Career Center

Center for Arts & Language

Ceramics

Digital + Media

Fine Arts division

Furniture Design

Graphic Design

Industrial Design

Interior Architecture

Jewelry + Metalsmithing

Landscape Architecture

Liberal Arts

Nature Lab

Office of International Student Services

Painting

Photography

Printmaking

RISD Library + Co-works

RISD Museum

Student panel

Teaching + Learning in Art + Design

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.