Is RISD Early Decision Right for you?

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November 1 is RISD’s Early Decision deadline, and you may be wondering if early decision is right for you, so here are some quick tips to help you figure it out:

Early Decision is a great deadline for anyone who a: knows RISD is their first choice, b: has their portfolio and visual work in a ready state for the application, and c: has sophomore and junior grades in the B+ range.  If this you, great!  A big advantage to early decision is that you may have your college choice wrapped up before the holidays.

Regular Decision is a great deadline for anyone who a: wants to leave their options open, b: who wants a little more time to develop their portfolio, and/or c: who’s counting on their senior grades to give their application a boost.

RISD doesn’t defer non-admitted early candidates to be re-reviewed in our regular deadline, so pick the deadline where you think you’ll put together the strongest application.  Also, if you’re applying to our dual-degree program with Brown, you can only apply early to one school.

Still need some help sorting out which deadline is right for you?  Contact us at admissions@risd.edu

Every year, RISD brings a number of exciting guest artists to give lectures on campus and speak with our students. This year, as part of Writing+, a graduate seminar taught by Literary Arts professor Mairéad Byrne, graduate students are organizing a lecture series around the theme of writing culture, and the transformations taking place in writing in the digital age.

We are very much looking forward to Kenneth Goldsmith’s visit. Goldsmith is a RISD alum (BFA Sculpture 1984) who now teaches at University of Pennsylvania. He  works as a conceptual writer, with notable projects including a book that records every word Goldsmith said for a given week, and  printing out the entire internet (pictured above). He is also the founding editor of UbuWeb, one of the web’s largest collections of avant-garde materials, including out-of-print collections of concrete poetry, sound poetry, and experimental films.  

Goldsmith will visit RISD on Tuesday, October 21st. Other guest lecturers in the series include author and computer scientist Nick Montfort (on November 11th), and digital language artist John Cayley (on October 14th.)

The Writing+ lecture series is funded by the RISD 2050 Fund, which supports projects that imagine the future of art and design education for RISD and promote RISD as the leading voice in art and design globally.

RISD Internship Connect!

imageRISD Internship Connect 2014 brings some of the best companies, non-profits, start-ups, established firms, design groups and museums and galleries to Providence, RI to meet with RISD students. Check out the complete list of companies recruiting at RISD.

Those of us who work in the fields of fine arts, design and architecture dream of making those important connections that lead to fulfilling careers in our field.  RISD’s Internship Connect offers you access to those opportunities.  We help teach you how to prep for events like these and how to follow up with the connections you’ve made. 

imageLaid out in the format of a career day, students can meet with representatives face to face, show them their resume and portfolio and potentially line up an internship for our wintersession term.  The most important thing is building your network for future opportunities!

Thanks to RISD Careers, students can enjoy this event every year, meet new people, and make lasting connections. 

RISD Admissions, admissions@risd.edu

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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.

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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.