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Mapping the Visual Mind

For the last 15 years, writer, theorist and RISD faculty memberAnne West has helped graduate students across disciplines express their visual ideas in written form, providing support as they tackle the thesis component of their master’s degree programs.

Target + RISD: Space for Design Thinking

An interdisciplinary group of graduate students got a fresh perspective on design research thanks to a recent partnership between RISD and Target Corporation.

New Graduate Degree Programs for 2011

After carefully rethinking RISD’s graduate program in Interior Architecture, Department Head Liliane Wong and Graduate Program Director Markus Berger determined that 2011 is the perfect time to introduce two new degree programs: a 1+-year Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Architecture and a 2+-year Master of Design (MDes) in Interior Studies.

Learning the Language of Gesture

If the experimental work going on in RISD’s g-speak studio feels a lot like sci-fi, it’s probably because students are working with a groundbreaking technology that’s not yet on the market.

Serious Play

In an interdisciplinary studio built around Cranium, the Hasbro board game that blends language, art, memory and performance, students explored the psychology of game playing with an eye toward developing new games for the future.

Hermès Creative Director Critiques Grad Work

As one of the oldest and most prestigious brands in French fashion, Hermès continually looks to the traditions of craftsmanship on which it was built, even as it eyes the future.

MacNeil, a Master of the Medium

Linda MacNeil 76 SC began her jewelry career when she was just a teenager – twisting wire from her father’s basement workbench and borrowing her mother’s car to sell the earrings, necklaces and belts she crafted to passersby in Hanover, NH.

RISD Ranks #1 for Fine Arts Grad Programs

For the third year running, US News & World Report announced today that RISD tops its rankings of the best Fine Arts Schools, which looks at graduate programs in art and design throughout the country.

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