Division of Liberal Arts

  • Inspiring Ideas

    09/17/2014
    Senior Jessy Lu 15 TX finds fodder for her studio practice in the liberal arts classes she takes as a Literary Arts + Studies concentrator.

  • RISD Appoints Two New Deans

    07/02/2014
    Sheri Wills and Daniel Cavicchi accept leadership positions in Fine Arts and Liberal Arts, respectively.

  • Reimagining Cities

    06/26/2014
    Students in a newly created spring seminar worked with immigrants at a housing project to create a permanent installation reflecting their shared vision of home.

  • Fostering Environmental Literacy

    05/20/2014
    RISD is launching a new interdisciplinary concentration this fall focused on escalating interest in Nature Culture Sustainability Studies.

  • Exploring Biodiversity in Guyana

    02/21/2014
    A new interdisciplinary travel course in Guyana focuses on ecological conservation, cross-cultural communication and the arts. 

  • Sharing South African Legacies

    02/06/2014
    Students who explored the global slave trade and traveled to South Africa last fall are now sharing their insights in Unearthing Legacy, a powerful exhibition on view through February 27 at RISD’s Red Eye Gallery.

  • Understanding the True Impact of War

    01/13/2014
    Students in Tom Roberts’ Combat and Culture liberal arts class develop a deep understanding of war and a new relationship with the world beyond their studios.

  • Chronicling the Global Slave Trade

    10/28/2013
    RISD students enrolled in Dialogue Across the Diaspora are traveling to South Africa to curate a powerful exhibition that communicates their incisive research on the global slave trade.

  • Critical Reading

    09/19/2013
    RISD is pleased to announce the release of The Art of Critical Making, a new book for the general public on applying the lessons of creative practice in a broader context.

  • Exploring Critical Making

    04/30/2013
    RISD’s Critical Making Task Force is leading efforts to pursue selected goals set forth in the Strategic Plan, including the notion of establishing an interdisciplinary center with shared equipment. 

  • Speaking of Strange Behavior

    04/17/2013
    Dan Ariely, a behavioral economist and bestselling author, will visit RISD on April 20 as the last in this year’s Shared Voices speakers.

  • RISD Reads WAO – Together

    09/07/2012
    All incoming undergrads are reading Junot Díaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel as part of the 2012 Common Reading Program – and then meeting the author in November.

  • Global Luminaries Honored at Commencement 2012

    03/05/2012
    At its June 2 ceremony, RISD will present honorary degrees to Japanese film animation house Studio Ghibli, writer-activist Rebecca Solnit and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Wang Shu, who will also deliver the keynote address.