Queering Space

Students in a thought-provoking Wintersession course question societal norms that shape our everyday lives.

Burke Brings Depth to #MeToo

At a talk co-sponsored by RISD and Brown, #MeToo movement leader Tarana Burke inspired students through her personal history of advocacy.

Rewards of Ethical Practice

Toronto-based apparel designer Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks 09 AP is showing how fashion can be a force for good.

undergraduate students (2016/17)
graduate students (2016/17)
student/faculty ratio
MacArthur “genius award” winners

Upcoming events

Visiting Artist | Andrew Bearnot

Wednesday, March 21

College Building

Visiting Artist | Edgar Arceneaux

Tuesday, April 3

Center for Integrative Technologies (CIT)

Visiting Designer | Paul Sahre

Thursday, April 5

Center for Integrative Technologies (CIT)

Featured exhibitions on campus

Painting Senior Show

Painting Seniors

through Mar 20

Woods-Gerry Gallery

Faculty Exhibition & Forum

RISD Faculty

through Mar 25

Chace Center


Justin Kimball 85 PH

through Jul 8

RISD Museum

From the very first year you’ll be urged to experiment.

get a sense of Experimental and Foundation Studies