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

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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Katy Schimert

Graduate Program Director

Ceramics

Brett Roth

Department Assistant

Ceramics

Mark Milloff

Graduate Program Director

Digital + Media

Traci Vaspol

Department Coordinator

Digital + Media

Carl Lostritto

Graduate Program Director

Architecture

Matthew Everett

Department Assistant

Architecture

Bethany Johns

Graduate Program Director

Graphic Design

Lucinda Hitchcock

Department Head

Graphic Design

Eva Laporte

Graduate Program Assistant

Graphic Design

Patricia Johnson

Graduate Program Director

Furniture Design

Marilyn Grear

Department Coordinator

Furniture Design

Rachel Berwick

Graduate Program Director

Glass

Brett Roth

Department Assistant

Glass

Andy Law

Graduate Program Director

Industrial Design

Elena Quinonez

Department Assistant

Industrial Design

Markus Berger

Graduate Program Director

Interior Architecture

Wendy Abelson

Department Coordinator

Interior Architecture

Brooks Hagan

Graduate Program Director

Textiles

Alison Huff

Department Administrative Coordinator

Textiles

Timothy Veske-McMahon

Graduate Program Director

Jewelry + Metalsmithing

Brett Roth

Department Assistant

Jewelry + Metalsmithing

Denise Campbell

Department Coordinator

Landscape Architecture

Suzanne Mathew

Graduate Program Director

Landscape Architecture

Kevin Zucker

Graduate Program Director

Painting

Gabrielle Jacobsen

Department Coordinator

Painting

Odette England

Graduate Program Director

Photography

Theresa Rusho

Administrative Assistant

Photography

Megan Foster

Graduate Program Director

Printmaking

Stephanie Darling

Department Administrative Coordinator

Printmaking

Heather Rowe

Graduate Program Director

Sculpture

Brett Roth

Department Assistant

Sculpture

Paul Sproll

Graduate Program Director

Teaching + Learning in Art + Design

Barbara Andrade

Department Administrative Coordinator

Teaching + Learning in Art + Design