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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