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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.

Upcoming info sessions (all times EDT)

May 15

Student studio visit

6–7 pm EDT

Hear more about RISD from a current student and see how they’ve set up a space for making work.

May 18

Facilities and resources on campus with Antonio

1–2 pm EDT

Join Admissions Officer Antonio Peters for an inside look at our tools and spaces on campus, from major-specific workspaces to first-year dorms

May 20

RISD 101 with Melanie

1–2 pm EDT

Learn all about RISD, from our academics and student life to the application process with Admissions Officer Melanie Patterson.

May 21

Ask Admissions Anything with Timothy

1:30–2:30 pm EDT

Connect with Admissions Officer Timothy Lai and ask whatever is on your mind about attending or applying to RISD.

May 22

NPDA National Portfolio Day Event

9 am–4 pm EDT

Meet up with RISD to get feedback on your portfolio during this day-long online eventfeaturing accredited art and design colleges from around the country.


May 27

Portfolio tips with Kara: Making with unexpected materials

1–2 pm EDT

Dental floss, aluminum foil, last week's paper? Anything's a material when you put your mind to it. Hear from Admissions Officer Kara Skolnik about how to improvise and surprise when putting together your portfolio.

May 28

Ask Admissions Anything with Melanie

1–2 pm EDT

Connect with Admissions Officer Melanie Patterson and ask whatever is on your mind about attending or applying to RISD.

May 29

Student studio visit

6–7 pm EDT

Hear more about RISD from a current student and see how they’ve set up a space for making work.