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Bold Breakthroughs in 3D Weaving

In developing Weavecraft, Associate Professor Brooks Hagan MFA 02 TX and the Virtual Textiles Research Group are pushing the potential for weaving in exciting new directions.

Glassblowing Meets Reality TV

Two alumni are central to the cast of the competition show Blown Away on Netflix.

Rethinking NYC’s Trash Challenge

As one of two finalists in the BetterBin.NYC competition, a team of RISD grads is eager for public response to its proposed new trash bins.

undergraduate students (2018/19)
graduate students (2018/19)
student/faculty ratio (fall 2018)
MacArthur “genius award” winners

Upcoming events

New student orientation

Sunday, September 1


Tuesday, September 3

Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970

Gorham Silver Manufacturing Co.

through Dec 1

RISD Museum

New Contemporaries 2019

Class of 2019 (selected)

through Oct 12

Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

Stray Light

David Hartt

through Nov 3

RISD Museum

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

get a sense of Experimental and Foundation Studies