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RISD Students Explore Unique Ecology of Hawai’i Island

A Wintersession global studies course led by Lucy Spelman and Andrea Dezsö considers the important role that artists and designers can play in environmental conservation.

RISD’s First Illustration MFA Students Show the Medium’s Potential for Social Impact 

The Illustration department’s new graduate program aims to transform the field by inspiring self-authorship and social engagement.

Visual Narratives that Inspire Change

Students in a fall studio highlighting humans’ impact on the natural world get encouraging critique from returning alum and wildlife artist Walton Ford.

Record Number of RISD Fulbrights

Seven artists and designers will advance cross-cultural dialogue across Europe and Asia during the 2022–23 academic year.  

Double Vision

Brown | RISD Dual Degree students present their capstone presentations to a live and virtual audience.

RISD Students Connect with Industry Professionals

Juniors, seniors and grad students meet with representatives from 126 companies from across the globe at annual Design Portfolio Review.

Empires of the Imagination

Students in a new Illustration studio taught by Mary Jane Begin develop cohesive styles and expressive characters to bring their stories to life.

Forbes Recognizes Trailblazers

Four recent RISD graduates are included in the latest Forbes 30 Under 30 compilation.

Fulbright Fellows on the Move

RISD alums Sabina Kariat, Jessina Leonard and Masha Ryskin will conduct research in Turkey, Germany and Israel during the 2021/22 academic year.