Student Stories

Welcoming the Class of 2021

As 768 new students arrive on campus, Orientation leaders and others encourage them to make connections and consider context.

From Script to Screen

As a summer intern at Running Man studio in NYC, Film/Animation/Video major Sarah Novak-Sheward 19 FAV gets a feel for TV production.

Budding Designer in National Spotlight

Based on the promise of her work, Graphic Design senior Tasnima Tanzim 18 GD earns the Type Directors Club’s 2017 Beatrice Warde Scholarship.

Between Cultures

After earning a Somerson Scholarship, graduate student Sanié Bokhari MFA 18 PT is able to evolve her artistic voice by commenting on her experiences as a Pakistani living in America.

Carving a Personal Path at RISD

Rising senior Dennis Krawec 18 ID is studying Chinese in Beijing and preparing for an unconventional final year at RISD.

Support for Creative Transformation

As one of the first recipients of the new Rosanne Somerson Scholarship, Levi Campello 19 AP is pleased to be able to focus on his studio work without worrying about finances.

Tapping into Tanzanian Roots

Rising senior Malaika Temba 18 TX finds artistic inspiration in the rapidly changing culture of her father’s homeland.

Class of 2017 Set to Shape the Future

At RISD’s 2017 Commencement ceremony, speakers urged graduates to reflect on who they’ve become and how they can impact the world.

Final Films Capture Personal Visions

Film/Animation/Video seniors present a broad range of animated and live action films at this spring’s festival.