Graduate students interested in teaching and pedagogy will find many opportunities to begin developing a teaching practice while at RISD. In addition to offerings through the department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design, Graduate Studies offers elective courses focused on collegiate teaching, along with workshops and lectures throughout the year.

Graduate students work as teaching assistants, both in their home departments and in Liberal Arts, and in some departments have opportunities to teach introductory courses. Graduate students can also apply to teach courses of their own design, with the support of a faculty mentor, during Wintersession, an intensive, five-week period between fall and spring semester.

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Students present both 2D and 3D work at the annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition