It is often said that when you attend the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), you are accepting the invitation to a unique and enchanting world of creativity.
Founded in 1877, RISD is located in the creative capital of Providence, Rhode Island. It is a unique place where art and design comes together for students to master their craft. RISD is known for its strong emphasis on creativity and its emphasis on the experimental arts. Its world-renowned faculty bring creativity, critical thinking and hands-on experience to the classroom.
The RISD community fosters an ethos of exploration and collaboration. From the classroom to the studio, RISD encourages our diverse community of students, faculty and staff to let their imaginations come alive. We accept all forms of creativity — be it painting, sculpture, graphic design, architecture, industrial design, photography or film — because we believe that a passionate commitment to our craft leads to real-world solutions.
RISD's extraordinary location in Providence offers a host of cultural attractions, including world-renowned art galleries, innovative restaurants and eclectic stores. Local attractions such as the Providence River Walkway and Brown University also give students access to unique activities around town.
We at RISD are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and creating a learning environment that nurtures creative exploration and respect for each other’s perspectives. We strive to create a campus climate that welcomes everyone and encourages them to learn from each other’s experiences, backgrounds and cultures.
RISD is truly a place like no other. The atmosphere here is one of inspiration, enthusiasm and creativity that encourages students to think outside the box when it comes to their art forms or studies. Students at RISD can expect an exceptional education that will help guide them toward a lifelong career in art and design.
Come visit us at 2 College St., Providence, RI 02903 and explore all the possibilities that await you at RISD! Take the opportunity to challenge yourself to reach new heights within your craft while finding yourself in an inspiring environment that will nourish your passion for the arts!