Student Life

Student Stories

Art Installation or National Landmark?

Interior Architecture students debate the fate of Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks’ former home in Detroit.

Cultivating the Creative Process

Sculpture majors in a junior research studio draw inspiration from visiting experts working in a wide range of disciplines.

Open Studios 2020

Departments across campus virtually open their doors to help first-year students choose a major course of study.

Harnessing VR for the Arts

RISD participates in a Microsoft virtual reality study aimed at developing an immersive classroom environment that meets the needs of artists and designers.

Society of Presidential Fellows Takes Flight

Since August 2019 RISD has raised $15 million to fund a new program that recruits and supports outstanding graduate students.

Choreographed Typography

Graphic Design sophomores get outside for an embodied lesson in type design.

Election 2020

The RISD community makes time to discuss civic engagement and get out the vote for the November 3 presidential election.

Welcoming Students to a Year Like No Other

Academic leaders convene at Convocation 2020 and invite the community back to a radically reenvisioned campus.