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 your practice and to engage in critical dialogues about 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 you think and how you move through new modes of reflection and creative discovery. You'll have access to specialized facilities, along with opportunities to teach, research, exhibit, travel and collaborate. We look forward to welcoming you to our global creative community and hope you’ll take full advantage of everything RISD has to offer as you make exciting contributions here and in the world at large.

Upcoming events and deadlines

International student orientation begins

Running from August 30 through September 1, international student orientation is required for all new graduate students who require a visa to study in the US.

International orientation for parents/families

The following program is open to the parents/families of incoming undergraduate and graduate international students.

Graduate orientation begins

Running from September 2 through September 9, graduate student orientation includes events and informational programming for all incoming graduate students.

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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