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 and around 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, you'll broaden 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 reflection and creative discovery. You will have access to specialized facilities throughout the college and will also have opportunities to teach, research, exhibit, travel and collaborate. We hope you'll take full advantage of these resources as you make exciting contributions to our community and the world at large.

Given RISD's global mission, our community includes students and faculty from more than 60 countries, a fact that makes us immensely proud. We recognize that a vital creative community grows and affects positive change when it celebrates individuals of all identities and from all cultures. As such, we remain steadfast in our commitment to openness and inclusivity.

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Enrollment deposit due

Submit a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $500 to reserve your space (this is applied to your first tuition bill). Please use our secure online site to pay your deposit by credit card or authorize a bank transfer from your checking or savings account via the link below. If you are unable to submit payment online, please contact the Admissions Office to arrange an alternative payment method.

Housing application due

Complete a housing application via RISD’s Housing Portal if you wish to live in RISD Housing. You’ll need a user name and password to enter this site—both will be sent once your enrollment deposit is received.

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Get in touch

Graduate program directors are the first point of contact for any program-specific questions (regarding materials, curriculum, etc.). For general inquiries about enrollment, email the Admissions team at admissions@risd.edu.

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Katy Schimert

Graduate Program Director

Department Head

Brett Roth

Department Administrative Coordinator

Mark Milloff

Graduate Program Director

Department Head

Traci Vaspol

Department Administrative Coordinator

Carl Lostritto

Graduate Program Director

Amy Kulper

Department Head

Matthew Everett

Department Assistant

Bethany Johns

Graduate Program Director

Eva Laporte

Graduate Program Coordinator

Patricia Johnson

Graduate Program Director

Marilyn Grear

Department Administrative Coordinator

Rachel Berwick

Graduate Program Director

Department Head

Brett Roth

Department Administrative Coordinator

Andy Law

Graduate Program Director

Elena Quinonez

Department Assistant

Markus Berger

Graduate Program Director

Liliane Wong

Department Head

Wendy Abelson

Department Coordinator

Brooks Hagan

Graduate Program Director

Alison Huff

Department Administrative Coordinator

Timothy Veske-McMahon

Graduate Program Director

Tracy Steepy

Department Head

Brett Roth

Department Administrative Coordinator

Suzanne Mathew

Graduate Program Director

Emily Vogler

Department Head

Denise Campbell

Department Administrative Coordinator

Kevin Zucker

Graduate Program Director

David Frazer

Department Head

Gabrielle Jacobsen

Department Coordinator

Odette England

Graduate Program Director

Steven Smith

Department Head

Theresa Rusho

Department Administrative Coordinator

Megan Foster

Graduate Program Director

Stephanie Darling

Department Administrative Coordinator

Heather Rowe

Graduate Program Director

Lisi Raskin

Department Head

Brett Roth

Department Administrative Coordinator

Paul Sproll

Graduate Program Director

Department Head

Sue McGuire

Department Administrative Coordinator

Eric Anderson

Graduate Program Director

Tina Egnoski

Division Assistant

Nicole Merola

Graduate Program Director

Tina Egnoski

Division Assistant