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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. Also offered is a professional Bachelor of Architecture (B.ARCH), usually completed in five years of study which requires thirty credits and an additional year of full time study beyond the BFA. Students pursue the BFA and the B.ARCH simultaneously and receive both degrees at the end of the fifth year.

In addition to pursuing a major, students may also choose a concentration (like a minor).There are four concentrations available. The first three listed are in Liberal Arts and the fourth is interdepartmental:

Learn more about each of these concentrations:

The requirements for any of these concentrations must be successfully completed prior to graduation. In other words, a student may not earn a degree and then return to complete the concentration. Upon graduation, successful completion of a concentration is noted on the student’s official transcript.






Graduates let loose at the close of RISD's colorful outdoor Commencement.