At RISD the graduate experience doesn't begin or end in the studio or classroom. The city around you will also have a profound effect on your work and your state of mind. Known as Rhode Island's “creative capital,” Providence is home to seven colleges as well as waterfront parks, good restaurants, dance and theater companies and incredible architecture. Adding to this unique mix of culture is the city's convenient proximity to major metropolitan areas, the Atlantic Ocean and the natural beauty of inland New England. As a place where colonial history meets the latest in contemporary art and design, and urban amenities meet affordability, Providence is an engaging and exciting environment in which to pursue your graduate studies.