For most grad students, their academic advisor is their department’s graduate program director (GPD). Students at the thesis stage choose a committee chair who gives guidance on the master’s thesis.

Throughout your program you should:

  • consult the RISD course announcement to keep track of total credits needed to complete your degree program, as these differ by degree type and/or program length.
  • think about taking a cross-disciplinary elective (studio or seminar) designed specifically for grad students. (These are noted in the course announcement by the GRAD prefix).
  • talk to your GPD about proposing a self-designed course to teach during Wintersession.

Consult the academic calendar for important dates and details.

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