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Curious about RISD?

Start Here, our FAQ for prospective students, has answers to (almost) everything you want to know.

Ready to celebrate?

Check our Commencement site for all the information you need leading up to this year's ceremony on Saturday, May 30.

Portrait of a Reputation

A revealing exhibition draws from photographer George Lange’s friendship with the late Francesca Woodman while they were at RISD.

Architectural Ideas on View

Now in their final year, Sophie Chien and Benjamin Han curate a new series of exhibitions featuring student work in Architecture.

Designing Shared Experiences

After earning a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Kelly C. Knapp has discovered new opportunities in experience design.

undergraduate students (2019/20)
graduate students (2019/20)
student/faculty ratio (fall 2019)
MacArthur “genius award” winners

Upcoming events

Visiting artist | Jordan Seaberry

Wednesday, January 29

RISD Museum

Workshop | The City as Body, Act 1

Tuesday, February 11

20 Washington Place

The Art and Design of Spider Silk

Various artists

through Apr 19

RISD Museum

Raid the Icebox Now with Sebastian Ruth

curated by Sebastian Ruth

through July 26

RISD Museum

Crossing Threads Grad Biennial

Textiles grad students

through Feb 4

Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery

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

get a sense of Experimental and Foundation Studies