Honoring Innovation at Commencement 2018

Artist Cai Guo-Qiang, photographer Annie Leibovitz and robotics pioneer David Hanson 96 FAV are being recognized at this year's ceremony.

​Beyond the Body

As Photography major Zai Rutter 19 PH prepares for a reading-intensive independent study this spring, issues of identity, language and authenticity are top of mind.

Souvenirs of Substance

Associate Professor Paolo Cardini leads a RISD symposium in Rome focused on non-Western, student-conceived visions of the future.

undergraduate students (2016/17)
2,030
graduate students (2016/17)
492
student/faculty ratio
10:1
MacArthur “genius award” winners
10

Upcoming events

RISD Commencement 2018

Saturday, June 2

RI Convention Center

Featured exhibitions on campus

Furniture Design Graduate Biennial

through May 30

Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery

Elegy

Justin Kimball 85 PH

through July 8

RISD Museum

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

get a sense of Experimental and Foundation Studies