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RISD Ranks #1 for Fine Arts Grad Programs

For the third year running, US News & World Report announced today that RISD tops its rankings of the best Fine Arts Schools, which looks at graduate programs in art and design throughout the country.

Game Changer

For the past decade, Katie Salen MFA 92 GD has been playing and designing games, employing everything from giant inflatable game pieces to karaoke ice cream trucks to transform her theories of gaming into powerful tools for innovation and learning.

Commitment and Community

Launching a new enterprise – whether it’s an art and design project, an online startup or an entrepreneurial business venture – requires strong commitment and an even stronger community.

A Better Biennial

It happens in Venice.

Students’ Holiday Gallery Stands Out

RISD Exposé, a student-run temporary art and design gallery and gift shop, has been attracting crowds in downtown Providence during its 2010 holiday run.

Printmaking Professor Illuminates Engraving

For the recent RISD Museum exhibition The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480–1650, Associate Curator Emily Peters and Professor of Printmaking Andrew Raftery teamed up to bring the age-old art of engraving to life for contemporary audiences.

Foundations Professors Transform Wellesley

In March 2010, work by Foundation Studies professors Thomas Mills and Ken Horii was featured in a four-person exhibition at Wellesley’s Jewett Art Gallery.

Foundation Roommates Bike Cross-Country

When Max Frieder 12 PT and Alan Johnson 12 PT were thrown together as roommates their first year at RISD, they had little idea that nine months later they would embark on a profound artistic adventure together.

Experimental Exchange

In an interdisciplinary studio known as Clay in Context/Wet Space, Digital Space, Assistant Professor of Architecture Hansy Better and Assistant Professor of Ceramics Linda Sormin challenged students to investigate the intersection of their disciplines through the design and construction of an architectural screen at Harmony Hill School in Chepachet, RI.