Graphic Design at RISD pushes on the boundaries of the discipline. Here you learn how to communicate ideas visually, play with the tools of the field, frame points of view and messages, build community and embrace a fluid, networked culture. Faculty support you and encourage ambitious ideas along with a mastery of traditional practices.
In the studio
In the studio students learn the fundamental value of typography, imagery, grids, systems and more in the course of creating everything from traditional books, posters, logos and websites to apps, interactive texts and other digital media.
Graphic Design graduates leave RISD prepared to work in many fields—from education to film, television, publishing, retail and more. They follow their own paths, including running design studios, working for large corporations, specializing in web and interactive media, and creating everything from package design to title sequences for film and television.
Students in the spring studio Be the Change used design as a way to inform, enlighten and educate.
A SPUR-funded project by grad student Zoë Pulley presents positive images of Black people to counteract the negative imagery flooding the media.
A brief interview with one of RISD’s Schiller Family Assistant Professors in Race in Art and Design.