Student Stories

Set on a Life in the Arts

Recent graduate Renee Yu Jin 18 SC reflects on the “lovable” problems of sculpture and the insight she has gained about privilege and art-making.

Graduating with New Confidence

Taking chances in and out of the studio is opening doors for graduating Illustration major Zharia Shinn 18 IL.

Drawn in by the Grad Show

Master's degree candidates showcase the culmination of their creative efforts in this year's lively and impressive graduate thesis exhibition at the Providence Convention Center.

Shifting Focus After the Storm

Two art students from Puerto Rico are studying at RISD this semester as part of an AICAD exchange program initiated in the aftermath of Hurricane María.

Contributing via Alternative Spring Break

At the end of March, students participating in Alternative Spring Break traveled to Acadia National Park to create, plan and execute a service experience from the ground up.

Experiencing Exquisite Craft in Morocco

Graphic Design senior Kendra Xu 18 GD reflects on a Wintersession travel course that invited students to soak in the country’s vibrant culture and renowned craftwork.

Taking Environmental Action

Film/Animation/Video major Tara Gupta 19 FAV creates an inspiring YouTube series called 100 Days to 0 Waste.

Emotionally Intelligent Designs

In a Wintersession studio sponsored by IBM, students explored the value of empathy in systems design.

Students Stretch the Art of Books

The 2018 iteration of RISD’s Student Artist’s Book Competition teems with brilliant work.