Connect with Admissions

Hosted by members of the Admissions team, our online programs give an excellent introduction to life and learning at RISD, how to apply and develop your portfolio and more. You can browse by theme and sign up for events below (all times eastern):

Interested in visiting our campus for in-person info sessions and campus tours? Learn more about these options here

RISD 101

Learn all about RISD, from our academics and student life to the application process.

Sep 16

Sep 21

Oct 19

Oct 21

Application prep and portfolio tips

Get advice directly from reviewers about everything from navigating the Common Application to developing and refining your creative work.

Sep 13

Sep 20

Sep 22

Oct 6

Oct 18

Oct 25

For families and applicants

We offer educational resources on understanding what it means to receive an art and design education. Join us for these events that are tailored to prospective students and their families. 

Oct 2

Oct 20

Ask admissions anything

These events are an opportunity to ask an Admissions rep about anything related to RISD in an open Q&A format. Ask whatever you would like!

Oct 24

Archived info sessions

Application Prep 1: RISD Application Launch

The Admissions team shares the new RISD Assignment for those applying to be undergraduates in 2023. 

Facilities and resources on campus

Admissions Officers Antonio Peters and Melanie Patterson give an inside look at the tools, resources and spaces on campus, from major-specific workspaces to first-year dorms.

Student studio visit: Eli Kauffman, Painting

Meet Eli Kauffman, a fourth-year Painting student, as they share how their work has changed during their time at RISD.