Graduate experience

“I feel like I’ve found my path as an artist. It’s a long path and I’m at the very beginning, but now I have a sense of where I’m going.”
—Arghavan Khosravi MFA 18 PT

A culture of creative collaboration

At RISD graduate students interact meaningfully with both the world and one another. Through studio courses, interdisciplinary seminars and public programs, they engage in provocative discourse and cultivate critically informed creative practices. In the immersive atmosphere they find here, degree candidates discover that taking the time to question and probe, to push and pull and wrestle with what motivates them can lead to unexpected outcomes.

Connect online with Grad Studies this summer

Kicking off May 27 with the launch of Grad Show 2021, the Summer Graduate Event Series helps students discover campus resources, teaching opportunities and support for advancing creative research. From student Q&As and alumni panels to online social gatherings, these events offer a preview of your academic career at RISD and a great way to connect with other grad students across the college.