Rhode Island School of Design

United States of America

119thUS College Rankings

Founded in 1877, the Rhode Island School of Design is a private arts school located in Providence, Rhode Island on a campus adjacent to Brown University. It is one of the best-known studio art schools in the USA. The close physical relationship between RISD and Brown has translated into an academic partnership; the students have access to Brown University libraries and the Providence Athenaeum.  The two institutions share social, academic, and community resources and offer joint courses as well.

The school offers 16 undergraduate majors and 17 graduate majors. RISD is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of thirty-six leading art schools in the United States. It also maintains over 80,000 works of art in the RISD Museum. It has about 2500 students from all over the United States and 57 other countries. It offers programs in Apparel Design, Architecture, Ceramics, Digital Media, Film/Animation/Video, Furniture, Glass, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Jewelry/Metal-Smiting, Landscape Architecture, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Teaching and Learning in Art &Design. The most popular majors at Rhode Island School of Design include: Illustration; Industrial and Product Design; Graphic Design; Film/Video and Photographic Arts; and Painting.

The total student population at the Rhode Island School of Design is more than 2,400 of which over 2,000 students are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio is 9:1 and the acceptance rate is 37%. RISD is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of thirty-six leading art schools in the United States.

Financial aid for undergraduates is available through scholarships, federal and state grants, need-based loans and work study opportunities. All admitted graduate students are additionally considered for fellowships and assistantships that provide both financial support and important professional development experiences.

Notable Alumni: Rosanne Somerson (American-born woodworker, furniture designer/maker, educator, and current President of Rhode Island School of Design), Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (American actor, filmmaker, comedian, and singer, working primarily in animation and comedy, as well as live-action)

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test
English

The History of Art and Visual Culture (HAVC) department offers thought-provoking courses focused on a wide range of media, spanning time periods from ancient to contemporary and embracing diverse critical perspectives.

Official transcripts of all secondary academic work, SAT/ACT and TOEFL/IELTS scores, Portfolio, The assignment, Writing sample, Three letters of recommendation.

Commercial art gallery manager, Conservator, Heritage manager, Museum/gallery curator, Museum/gallery exhibitions officer

1st Aug

English

Nationally accredited (NAAB) and internationally recognized, RISD s undergraduate program in Architecture leads to a professional degree: the Bachelor of Architecture. The program prepares students to enter the profession by first addressing the knowledge required for making architecture and second, by underscoring the complexities of the discipline and the responsibilities inherent in practicing architecture.

Official transcripts of all secondary academic work, SAT/ACT and TOEFL/IELTS scores, Portfolio, The assignment, Writing sample, Three letters of recommendation.

Building surveyor,Commercial/residential surveyor,Higher education lecturer,Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer,Landscape architect,Planning and development surveyor,Production designer, theatre/television/film,Structural engineer.

1st Aug

English

Apparel Design prepares students to meet the highest requirements of the fashion industry and articulate their own unique vision through the clothing they design and make. Emphasizing conceptual rigor matched by strong artistic and technical skills, the program guides majors through each stage of the apparel design process from concept sketches to beautifully executed wearables.

Official transcripts of all secondary academic work, SAT/ACT and TOEFL/IELTS scores, Portfolio, The assignment, Writing sample, Three letters of recommendation.

Fashion designer,Retail buyer,Retail manager,Retail merchandiser,Textile designer,Visual merchandiser,Clothing/textile technologist,Event manager,Jewellery designer,Magazine journalist,Make-up artist,Public relations officer

1st Aug

English

A major in Ceramics offers a rigorous, hands-on investigation of clay as a multifaceted medium with great expressive possibilities. Students explore the rich multicultural history of ceramic objects and through interaction with professors, peers and visiting artists, are able to grasp the full range of contemporary practices and ideas.

Official transcripts of all secondary academic work, SAT/ACT and TOEFL/IELTS scores, Portfolio, The assignment, Writing sample, Three letters of recommendation.

Ceramics Instructor, Art Instructor, Craft & Design Center Instructor, Ceramic Designer,

1st Aug

English

In Film/Animation/Video students explore the art of the moving image, learning to master the tools needed to articulate a creative vision, whether using film, animation, installations, interactive media or a combination. FAV professors support the investigation of the technical, aesthetic and conceptual questions central to creating strong content with a unique voice.

Official transcripts of all secondary academic work, SAT/ACT and TOEFL/IELTS scores, Portfolio, The assignment, Writing sample, Three letters of recommendation.

Film Intern, Personal Assistant to a Film Professional, Film Promoter, Movie Travel Coordinator, 3D Animator

1st Aug

Undergraduate

a) Common Application

b) $60 application fee

c) Official transcripts

d) Writing sample and Portfolio

e) Letters of recommendation

f) Official SAT/ACT scores

g) Typical SAT scores: Math (580-720), Critical reading (560-680), Writing (580-690), ACT Composite (25-32)

h) Average GPA 3.50

i) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

j) TOEFL: 93, IELTS: 6.5

k) Acceptance rate: 37.2% (2015)

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Undergraduate: $49900

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Rhode Island School of Design is $14400 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: February 1

Graduate: January 10

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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University Stats

2280

Students

1885

Undergraduates

400

Postgraduate

145

Faculty Strength

15

Student Faculty Ratio

37
%

Acceptance Rate

$
49900

Tuition Fees

$
14400

Living Cost

$
3080

Other Fees

3.5

Avg. GPA

87
%

Avg. Percentage

1350

Avg. SAT

* All cost are in USD