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US NEWS Ranks RISD High

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When US News & World Report recently released its new rankings for the 2015 Best Graduate Schools in the country, RISD earned second place for its fine arts programs overall (just behind Yale).

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In department-specific rankings, RISD placed first for graduate programs in Graphic Design and Industrial Design.

The rankings are based on a variety of data, including assessment by administrators at peer institutions, retention of students, faculty resources, alumni giving and graduation rates.

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RISD in the World

I am currently recruiting in Asia and had the lovely opportunity to connect with our alumni chapter in Hong Kong. We first gathered at the Gagosian Gallery in Central to take in recent works by Sterling Ruby.

RISD Alumni are located all over the world. I even happened to meet a young 2009 Architecture alumna visiting from Venezuela, who just happened to be in Hong Kong. She saw my RISD tote bag in the gallery and came up to me! What a great surprise. To connect and see where our other chapters are located look here!

 

Welcome to RISD new students!!!!!
Saturday was hot and humid but that did not stop move-in day from being a wonderful experience for everyone involved. RISD staff and students from across campus were out and about helping freshmen move into their dorm room.
Congratulations on a successful move-in! Looking forward to the block party. For more pics of move-in, check out tumblr risd orientation.

Antonio Peters

The RISD 2014/2015 Undergraduate Application Drawing Assignments went live on Sunday.  What’s new for the upcoming year?  Like last year, we require two drawings on 16X20 inch paper.  The drawings need to be folded into quarters, and you need to send them (via 1st class mail or courier) to RISD so that we receive them by the application deadline.  International students should use a courier service, and domestic students should use priority or first class mail.Our new drawing assignments address two key areas of your creative process: the perceptual and the conceptual.
Perceptual means from direct observation, so the first drawing should be done from direct observation and should not use photographs as a reference.  It can be either a bicycle or an interior environment.  That’s right.  You now have the option to draw the bicycle or something else.
The conceptual drawing involves your creative problem solving skills.  For this drawing you can create a drawing instrument or tool, do a drawing with that instrument, send us the drawing and upload an image or video of the instrument to slideroom with your portfolio.  Your second option is to do a drawing that expresses sound, light, motion, or time.
For more details about the drawing assignments or any other application requirements connect with us at RISD Admissions.
Want to get some feedback on your progress? Meet us at a National Portfolio Day!
Have more questions?  Email us at admissions@risd.edu or join the RISD Admissions Facebook Group.

The RISD 2014/2015 Undergraduate Application Drawing Assignments went live on Sunday.  What’s new for the upcoming year?  

Like last year, we require two drawings on 16X20 inch paper.  The drawings need to be folded into quarters, and you need to send them (via 1st class mail or courier) to RISD so that we receive them by the application deadline.  International students should use a courier service, and domestic students should use priority or first class mail.

Our new drawing assignments address two key areas of your creative process: the perceptual and the conceptual.

Perceptual means from direct observation, so the first drawing should be done from direct observation and should not use photographs as a reference.  It can be either a bicycle or an interior environment.  That’s right.  You now have the option to draw the bicycle or something else.

The conceptual drawing involves your creative problem solving skills.  For this drawing you can create a drawing instrument or tool, do a drawing with that instrument, send us the drawing and upload an image or video of the instrument to slideroom with your portfolio.  Your second option is to do a drawing that expresses sound, light, motion, or time.

For more details about the drawing assignments or any other application requirements connect with us at RISD Admissions.

Want to get some feedback on your progress? Meet us at a National Portfolio Day!

Have more questions?  Email us at admissions@risd.edu or join the RISD Admissions Facebook Group.

New Student Orientation!

We are very excited to welcome Class of 2018 and kick off the new academic year!

RISD’s staff members and students are busy this month preparing for new students joining our community. We welcome our newest visual creators that are self-driven, confident, passionate, and committed to their studies in art and design.

As you prepare to get ready to make RISD your new home, be sure to check out the orientation site. There will be plenty of activities and programs.

For additional questions, please contact Center for Student Involvement

orientation@risd.edu   or call  401 454-6602

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Application Season!

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Here are our application deadlines for the upcoming year:  

EARLY DECISION FRESHMEN:November 1, 2014

REGULAR DECISION FRESHMEN:February 1, 2015

GRADUATE: January 10, 2015 

TRANSFER: March 15, 2015

You can start your application online at RISD Admissions.

If you would like to meet us on campus or on the road, check out our calendar, or get in touch with us at admissions@risd.edu.

By now, most of you have received your class schedules, your mailbox # and information to prepare you for your arrival at RISD. 
Here are some other tips to be mindful of:
Textbook Information 
Required textbooks are available at the Brown University Bookstore. Purchase your textbooks online in advance and your order will be waiting for you in your RISD mailbox when you arrive on campus.
Got RISD Pride?
Show off your RISD pride this summer by wearing a RISD t-shirt, hat or choose something from our wide selection of RISD apparel at risdstore.com.
For additional questions, please contact Center for Student Involvement
orientation@risd.edu   or call  401 454-6602 
http://orientation.risd.edu/

By now, most of you have received your class schedules, your mailbox # and information to prepare you for your arrival at RISD. 

Here are some other tips to be mindful of:

Textbook Information 

Required textbooks are available at the Brown University Bookstore. Purchase your textbooks online in advance and your order will be waiting for you in your RISD mailbox when you arrive on campus.

Got RISD Pride?

Show off your RISD pride this summer by wearing a RISD t-shirt, hat or choose something from our wide selection of RISD apparel at risdstore.com.

For additional questions, please contact Center for Student Involvement

orientation@risd.edu   or call  401 454-6602 

http://orientation.risd.edu/