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Undergraduate Degree Offerings and Concentrations

For undergraduates, Rhode Island School of Design offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA), which is usually completed in four years of study, and the professional Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) degree. The BArch is usually completed in five years, requires thirty credits and an additional year of full time study beyond the BFA. Students may pursue the BFA and the professional baccalaureate simultaneously and may choose to receive both degrees at the end of the fifth year.

In addition to pursuing a major, students may also choose a concentration in History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC); History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences (HPSS); and Literary Arts and Studies (LAS).

Learn more about each of these concentrations:




The Providence River and cityscape as seen from the southern edge of campus, behind the Industrial Design and
Architecture buildings.