The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is among the best fine arts institutions in the U.S. The institution was established in 1877 and is situated in Rhode Island and is nearby to the Brown University campus. All the social, community and academic resources are shared by the two universities.
Both the institutions offer combined courses and a student from one institution can register in other courses with the other at the same time.
Rhode Island School of Design is considered to be one of the finest art schools all over the U.S. It has been consistently ranked as the top school for the Master of Fine Arts program in the country by the News & World report. It also has the lowest admission fee compared to the other art schools in the U.S.
The arts school has ample facilities for its students with around 350 faculty and curators and about 400 staff members. Around 1,880 undergraduate students and about 400 graduate students register with the Rhode Island School of Design from all over the U.S and a number of other countries from all over the world.
The Rhode Island School of Design has 16 undergraduate majors together with 17 graduate majors. It is a member of the AICAD (the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design) as well as a conglomerate of 36 top art schools in the U.S.
16 majors are offered at the undergraduate level and there are primarily three fields of study to choose from. The Rhode Island School of Design offers diverse programs in design and art which is unparalleled by any other college or university.
The undergraduate programs include architecture, apparel design, ceramics, glass, animation and video, illustration, graphic design, industrial design, jewellery, interior architecture, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles and sculptor.
The Rhode Island School of Design graduate programs consist of numerous activities, resources and facilities. All the graduate programs are discipline specific and the students are expected to take part in the different varieties of interdisciplinary seminars.
The Rhode Island School of Design offers 16 unique graduate programs together with a chance to obtain a certificate in an Art History concentration. The various graduate programs are strengthened further by yearly visits by many prominent artists, critics and scholars.
Rhode Island School of Design conjunctive relationship with Brown University allows the students to get the advantages of a wider range or lectures, courses and events.