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):
Learn all about RISD, from our academics and student life to the application process.
Ask Admissions Anything
Join a one-hour session to ask an admissions officer your questions in real time.
Application prep and portfolio tips
Get advice directly from reviewers about everything from navigating the Common Application to developing and refining your creative work.
Campus tours and student life
Join an admissions officer for a detailed perspective of our campus, facilities and resources and learn more about student life outside the studio and classroom.
Archived info sessions
RISD Assignment announcement and tips
The Admissions team shares the new RISD Assignment for those applying to be undergraduates in 2021.
Portfolio tips with Melanie: advice for transfer applicants
Hear advice from Admissions Officer Melanie Patterson, RISD's Transfer specialist, about preparing the strongest portfolio for admission.
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.