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.

Jan 31

Feb 3

Feb 8

Feb 15

Application prep and portfolio tips

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

Jan 5

Feb 9

Feb 2

Feb 10

Feb 15

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. 

Jan 10

Jan 18

Jan 25

Feb 1

Feb 11

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!

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. 

Application Prep 2: Writing your college essay

Looking for guidance on writing your college essay? Join Mike Cameron, Director of Admissions, Recruitment, to hear advice that comes from 16 years of reading college essays.

Application Prep 7: Checklist for regular decision applicants

Watch this webinar recording to ensure you're on track to complete the strongest RD application for RISD.