Welcome To Graduate
Study
at
Rhode
Island
School of
Design

Congratulations on your acceptance to graduate studies at Rhode Island School of Design. The opportunity to focus on one’s own practice and to engage in critical dialogues in art and design is an essential part of what it means to be a graduate student at RISD.

As your practice grows through new experiences, we will work with you to develop your capabilities in critical thinking and critical making. This is an opportunity to not only learn deeply about your chosen field of study, but also to learn about yourself, the way that you think and how you move through new modes of critical reflection, practice and discovery.

As a graduate student you will have access to specialized facilities throughout the college, and will also have opportunities to teach, research, exhibit, travel and collaborate. I encourage you to make the most of these and to engage fully with this creative community of artists and designers.

Given RISD's global mission, our community includes students and faculty from more than 60 countries, a fact that makes us immensely proud. Regardless of the political climate in the US, we will continue our commitment to openness and inclusivity. RISD’s core values reflect a belief that a vital creative community celebrates and embraces individuals of all identities and from all cultures.

Pradeep Sharma
Provost

Upcoming dates and information

International Orientation Begins

International Orientation (through September 2) is required for all new graduate students who require a visa to study in the U.S. If you do not require a visa but consider yourself part of the international student community, please email oiss@risd.edu.

Graduate Orientation Begins

Graduate Orientation (through September 9) includes events and informational programming for all incoming graduate students. If you have any questions please contact orientation@risd.edu.

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Get in touch

Get in touch with your program director if you have any questions specific to your program (materials, curriculum, etc.). For general inquiry about enrollment, email us at admissions@risd.edu. For more information about orientation, contact orientation@risd.edu or 401 454-6602.

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Brett Roth

Department Assistant

Ceramics

Katy Schimert

Associate Professor

Ceramics

Traci Vaspol

Department Coordinator

Digital + Media

Shona Kitchen

Assistant Professor

Digital + Media

Eli Backer

Graduate Student Liaison

Digital + Media

Matthew Everett

Department Assistant

Architecture

Hansy Better Barraza

Professor

Architecture

Bethany Johns

Professor

Graphic Design

Eva Laporte

Graduate Program Assistant

Graphic Design

Marilyn Grear

Department Coordinator

Furniture Design

Lothar Windels

Associate Professor

Furniture Design

Rachel Berwick

Professor

Glass

Brett Roth

Department Assistant

Glass

Elena Quinonez

Department Assistant

Industrial Design

Timothy Maly

Assistant Professor

Industrial Design

Wendy Abelson

Department Coordinator

Interior Architecture

Markus Berger

Associate Professor

Interior Architecture

Alison Huff

Department Administrative Coordinator

Textiles

Brooks Hagan

Associate Professor

Textiles

Timothy Veske-McMahon

Assistant Professor

Jewelry + Metalsmithing

Brett Roth

Department Assistant

Jewelry + Metalsmithing

Denise Campbell

Department Coordinator

Landscape Architecture

Suzanne Mathew

Assistant Professor

Landscape Architecture

Gabrielle Jacobsen

Department Coordinator

Painting

Theresa Rusho

Administrative Assistant

Photography

Brian Ulrich

Assistant Professor

Photography

Stephanie Darling

Department Administrative Coordinator

Printmaking

Andrew Raftery

Professor

Printmaking

Heather Rowe

Assistant Professor

Sculpture

Brett Roth

Department Assistant

Sculpture

Barbara Andrade

Department Administrative Coordinator

Teaching + Learning in Art + Design

Paul Sproll

Professor

Teaching + Learning in Art + Design