Welcome incoming and returning graduate students! Here you’ll find important dates and deadlines, orientation info and other valuable resources. Please reach out to the Admissions team or connect with your department if you have any questions.

Take a virtual campus tour

Take a quick look at the studios, galleries and research spaces that help define RISD and support our community of artists and designers advance meaningful creative practices.

Grad Show 2021 on view online

Featuring work by more than 200 advanced degree students, RISD Grad Show 2021 highlights the creativity of students at all stages of the thesis process, from sketches and drafts to completed works.

Check out an info session

Our online events, info sessions and webinars offer admitted, new and current grad students a great way to hear from faculty, staff and current students about research support, professional development and career preparation, and other valuable insights into the graduate experience at RISD.