Graduate advising is typically conducted between the student and the graduate program director (GPD) in their department. Students at the thesis stage choose a committee chair who provides guidance specific to the master’s thesis.

Throughout your graduate program you should:

  • consult the RISD course announcement to keep track of total credits required to complete your degree program, as these differ by degree type and/or program duration
  • consider registering for a cross-disciplinary elective (studios and seminars) designed specifically for graduate students (indicated in the course announcement by the GRAD prefix)
  • talk to your GPD about how to propose a self-designed course to teach during Wintersession

Consult the academic calendar for important dates and details.

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