Enhancing the academic experience
RISD students enjoy access to a wide range of welcoming spaces across campus, from libraries and labs to exhibition galleries, the RISD Museum and more. These resources—known together as extrademics—work independently, collectively and responsively to provide students with dynamic academic support and opportunities—and a sense of community that extends past disciplinary boundaries.
Enjoy access to 150,000-plus art books, periodicals and other specialized resources for art and design research.
Explore 100,000 works of art and design, expand your creative practice and connect with local communities.
Experiment with advanced tools and interdisciplinary techniques through peer tutoring, sponsored studios and cross-departmental collaboration.
Investigate relationships between art, design and science through a vast specimen collection, imaging equipment and biodesign resources.
Connect with RISD’s multiliteracy center to develop your skills and voice in writing, crit presentations, thesis book design and more.
Find study abroad opportunities and programs that connect students with artists, scholars and institutions from all around the world.
Go to our dedicated hub for all things advanced study, including event listings, graduate assistantships and opportunities for grant funding.
Discover internships, jobs, freelance and exhibition opportunities, and learn how to refine your resume and portfolio.
Explore the frontiers of creative practice by participating in research assistantships and public lectures, symposia and workshops.
Contact DSS to request academic accommodations and learn about other opportunities for self-advocacy.
Learn about US immigration and work authorization, cultural transition and other resources to support international students.
Advance your research through the SPUR Fund, faculty-led sponsored studios and projects and research-related resources.
Engage with programs for first-generation college students and in conversations around cultural dialogue and diversity.
Access a hub that brings students, faculty, staff, and external partners together to take part in community-engaged work.