- Apparel Design
- Digital + Media
- Experimental and Foundation Studies
- Film / Animation / Video
- Furniture Design
- Graduate Studies
- Graphic Design
- History of Art + Visual Culture
- History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences
- Industrial Design
- Interior Architecture
- Jewelry + Metalsmithing
- Landscape Architecture
- Literary Arts + Studies
- Teaching + Learning in Art + Design
Founded in 1877, RISD stands out among the world’s preeminent colleges of art and design. Its community of critical thinkers and makers shares a belief in the value of hands-on learning, experimentation and an ever-evolving approach to an immersive, discipline-based studio education reinforced by studies in the liberal arts.
Exceptional academic resources
Students appreciate direct access to lectures, concerts, screenings and a rich collection of more than 90,000 works of fine art, design and decorative arts from around the world at this popular regional destination.
Through state-of-the-art imaging systems and unmediated access to more than 80,000 specimens, students explore design in nature and the symbiosis between artistic and scientific research.
At this interdisciplinary research space, students and faculty make use of advanced tools and processes to experiment, explore materials and engage in innovative collaborations.
Students interested in honing their writing skills for academic papers and professional development find peer tutoring and other welcomed support outside a classroom setting.
Students are invited to propose and curate group shows for this vibrant gallery, which is ideally located at the entrance to the RISD Museum.
As RISD’s primary venue for exhibiting graduate student work, this inviting space downtown hosts a series of ever-changing exhibitions throughout the academic year.
Activating the first floor of an iconic 19th-century mansion at the crest of College Hill, RISD’s original student gallery is now the primary venue for exhibiting undergraduate work.
Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles