Student stories

Puzzling through the Future

Recent graduate and 2018 Windgate Fellow Justin Seow 18 FD recalls discovering RISD, furniture design and the creative challenges that continue to excite him.

No Turning Back

Recent Apparel Design graduate William Lathrop 18 AP creates high-end couture for men.

Reconstructing the Past

This year’s Witness Tree studio challenged students to build wooden objects reflecting on the legacy of John, Abigail and John Quincy Adams and to consider how slavery shaped the US.

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.