Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design, a private and nonprofit college, is one of the oldest and best-known art and design schools in the United States. More than 2,500 students from around the world are engaged in liberal arts studies and rigorous, studio-based learning at RISD, where they can choose from 19 studio majors and earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the fine arts, architecture, design or art education. Since its founding in 1877, the college has consistently upheld its mission to educate the public about the vital role of art and design in society. Its community of critical thinkers shares a belief in the value of hands-on learning, experimentation and an ever-evolving approach to an immersive, discipline-based studio education reinforced by studies in the liberal arts.
With more than 150,000 circulating books, RISD’s library offers a wide range of specialized resources in art, design, architecture and more in a beautifully redesigned historic grand banking hall. Rhode Island School of Design has more than 25,000 alumni living and working around the world
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