Scholarships and Financial Aid at RISD

A key factor in college choice is finances.  At RISD, we want to make our program accessible to families from as many walks of life as possible, so we offer scholarships and financial aid based on need.  Our scholarship offerings include RISD scholarships on the undergraduate level, and department fellowships on the graduate level.  We also offer students the opportunity to earn extra money through work study and teaching assistantships. 

Scholarship and fellowship amounts vary depending on need and availability, but the the first step towards being considered is applying.  Fill out the FAFSA and CSS profile (if applicable) by the following deadlines:

Early Decision Freshmen: CSS Profile by November 15, FAFSA after January 1 but before February 15.

Regular Decision Freshmen: FAFSA and CSS Profile by February 15

Transfers: FAFSA and CSS Profile by March 15.

Graduate Students: FAFSA by February 15

Questions about Financial Aid and Scholarships?  Contact our office any time at admissions@risd.edu

Are you looking for something fun on Wednesday nights?
This Fall season come check out RISD Glass Hot Nights!
A weekly event that invites the RISD community into the Glassblowing Studio to observe technical glassmaking.  7-10 pm, Metcalf Building, 4th Floor, Hot shop.
Hot Nights will pursue the theme of History of Glass Technology: demonstrations of time and place for Fall 2014.  This weekly programming, performed on Wednesdays from 7-10 pm, will demonstrate techniques, processes, forms, and styles unique to a geographical location and period, and significant in the evolution of glassmaking.  Collaborative experiments with digital fabrication courses will coalesce with historical demonstrations to explore how traditional systems of making intersect with new technologies    More to come!
10/15: Collaboration with “Advanced Computing : Digital Fabrication” course (Location TBA) 10/22: Collaboration with “Advanced Computing : Digital Fabrication” course (Location TBA) 11/5:   Glass of China 11/12: Collaboration with “Advanced Computing : Digital Fabrication” course 11/19: Collaboration with “Advanced Computing : Digital Fabrication” course 12/3:   Glass of Modernity
Did you know Dale Chihuly, Dan Clayman, Karen Lamonte, Judith Schaechter, Tavares Strachan, Bohyun Yoon, Toots Zynsky are all RISD alumni working in the field of glass and sculpture!

Are you looking for something fun on Wednesday nights?

This Fall season come check out RISD Glass Hot Nights!

A weekly event that invites the RISD community into the Glassblowing Studio to observe technical glassmaking.  7-10 pm, Metcalf Building, 4th Floor, Hot shop.

Hot Nights will pursue the theme of History of Glass Technology: demonstrations of time and place for Fall 2014.  This weekly programming, performed on Wednesdays from 7-10 pm, will demonstrate techniques, processes, forms, and styles unique to a geographical location and period, and significant in the evolution of glassmaking.  Collaborative experiments with digital fabrication courses will coalesce with historical demonstrations to explore how traditional systems of making intersect with new technologies    More to come!

10/15: Collaboration with “Advanced Computing : Digital Fabrication” course (Location TBA)
10/22: Collaboration with “Advanced Computing : Digital Fabrication” course (Location TBA)
11/5:   Glass of China
11/12: Collaboration with “Advanced Computing : Digital Fabrication” course
11/19: Collaboration with “Advanced Computing : Digital Fabrication” course
12/3:   Glass of Modernity

Did you know Dale Chihuly, Dan Clayman, Karen Lamonte, Judith Schaechter, Tavares Strachan, Bohyun Yoon, Toots Zynsky are all RISD alumni working in the field of glass and sculpture!

What an awesome time to be on campus as RISD hosted its annual Parents and Alumni reunion weekend. This event brought well over a 1,000 visitors to campus, where alumni had the chance to relive their old stomping grounds to parents getting an insiders look at RISD as they toured various open studios. 

Over the course of the weekend visitors had the opportunities to see studio demos, peruse the alumni + students art sale, attend lectures, and get involved in hands-on workshops. At the end of the day, it was great to be reminded what makes RISD so special and unique!  

To see more details about RBD click on the hyperlink.

Congratulations on a successful weekend!

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at apeters@risd.edu

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Want to get an inside look at RISD’s graduate programs?

RISD Graduate Studies will be hosting two IN FOcus programs on October 18 and November 7.  During these events, you will hear from current students and faculty as well as the Dean of Graduate Studies, Patricia Philips.  You will learn more about our graduate community, facilities, and academic and career resources.

You can sign up here:

Saturday, October 18th at noon

Friday, November 7th at 1pm

Hope to see you there!

Although RISD is well known for its larger programs, such as Industrial Design and Illustration, its smaller departments, such as Film, Animation & Video (F/A/V), are just as highly respected outside the university. Student films often go on to win awards at film festivals, both inside and outside the U.S.

One of the film festivals RISD performs well at regularly is the Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF), which is hosted each fall in Ottawa, Canada. As seniors in the F/A/V department, students are offered the opportunity to attend the festival with their class.

This year, RISD did extremely well at OIFF. Christian Larrave, a current senior in the FAV department, won the award for Best Undergraduate Film for his junior film, Leslie the Pony Has an A+ Day (above.) This is the first time that a RISD student has won the award with anything but their senior degree project film.

RISD also won Best School Reel, which is awarded to the school that has the best student work submitted overall. This year, the category included graduate-level programs, and RISD still took the top prize. Additionally, alum Caleb Wood (FAV ‘11) won Honorable Mention for best Experimental Animation.

Congratulations to Christian Larrave, Caleb Wood, and the FAV department on their winning weekend!

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!

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RISD 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. 

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Laid 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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