Graduate information on and off campus
The following events and programs are designed to introduce you to the learning opportunities available through RISD’s graduate programs.
Our IN FOcus events offer an overview of graduate education at RISD and an up-close look at specific programs of interest.
Current students, sharing their personal experiences, offer a broad view of our graduate learning community. You'll also have the opportunity to tour RISD and spend time with faculty and students in your preferred program. Staff members from Student Financial Services and Admissions are available to share insights on financing graduate study and applying for admission.
Saturday, October 1 from 3–6pm
Friday, November 11 from 2–5pm
On November 11th, beginning at 7 PM, you are welcome to continue your visit and join current graduate students as they share their work in progress with members of the community at our annual Grad Open Studios.
» register for an In FOcus program
Presented by the Admissions Office, these programs provide introductions to our graduate programs, learning resources, community and application process. Each event also offers a guided tour of campus, with an emphasis on graduate facilities. Programs begin in the Admissions Office in Woods-Gerry House (62 Prospect Street). The presentation and tour typically take two hours or more and reservations are required.
Thursday, October 6 from 3–5pm
Thursday, November 17 from 3–5pm
Thursday, December 1 from 3–5pm
» register for an information program
Online information programs
If you are not able to travel to Providence, an online information program provides a similar introduction to our graduate programs, learning resources, community and campus. We’ll also describe the steps to apply for admission and financial aid.
Thursday, September 29 at 12pm
Thursday, October 13 at 3pm
Thursday, October 27 at 12pm
Thursday, November 10 at 3pm
Thursday, December 8 at 12pm
» register for an online information session
Events around the US
Graduate Portfolio Days
RISD will have representatives at all of the graduate portfolio days organized by the National Portfolio Day Association.
We look forward to speaking with you at one of these events:
Saturday, October 22
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
California College of the Arts
Sunday, October 30
NEW YORK, NY
Parsons School of Design
Saturday, November 5
School of the Art Institute of Chicago