Student stories

Dual Degree Grads Fuse Art + Science

Graduating Brown|RISD Dual Degree students present thought-provoking final projects.

Looking Ahead at Commencement

Thousands of family members and friends celebrate the accomplishments of the 672 new graduates who collected their hard-earned degrees on Saturday, June 2.

Hats Off to RISD’s 2018 MFAs

Graduating master’s degree students celebrate their profound achievements at the annual Graduate Hooding Ceremony.

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.