The RISD experience doesn’t begin or end in the studio. Located in the heart of historic downtown Providence, where cobblestone streets meet post-modern sculptures, the RISD campus boldly unites the past with the future.

Aptly deemed The Creative Capital, Providence has earned a reputation for being an arts and cultural mecca. With the largest number of working artists in the country, the city boasts a vibrant mix of galleries, theaters and museums.

Rhode Island’s capital city is home to seven colleges, waterfront parks, renowned restaurants, dance and theater companies, and extraordinary historic architecture. Explore the endless marvels that Providence has to offer and see what sets this dynamic city apart.

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