Rhode Island School of Design

The Rhode Island School of Design, located in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the top fine arts and design schools in the United States. It is consistently ranked among the very best art and design colleges by U.S. News & World report and various other reputable college ranking publications. It was founded in 1877 and is located just down the street from Brown University, another top ranked higher education institution.

Rhode Island School of Design has a total annual enrollment of roughly 2,200, which includes 1,800 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate level instructions in various fields of study and disciplines including Graphic Design, Apparel, Interior Architecture, Printmaking, Illustration, Furniture Design, Textiles, Painting, Film, Animation, Jewelry Design, Photography and Ceramics, to name just a few. The school awards the Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Industrial Design (BID), Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Industrial Design (MID).

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Rhode Island School of Design above the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and even Yale University – making it the No.1 ranked art and design school in the nation. QS World University Rankings ranked the Rhode Island School of Design No.3 in the world. The school's graphic design, ceramics, industrial design, photography and painting programs have all been ranked either 1st or 2nd in the nation.

General Information

Phone Number: (401) 454-6100
Address: 2 College St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903-2784
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 1,900+ undergrad, 420+ grad )
Award Levels: Batchelor's, Master's
In-State Tuition $ 36,421
Out-of-State Tuition $ 36,436
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 9 to 1
Website Address: www.risd.edu

Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS
Architecture and Related Services
Interior Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Art Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles
Precision Production
Furniture Design and Manufacturing
Visual and Performing Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Film Video and Photographic Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies
Graphic Design
Industrial and Product Design
Intermedia Multimedia
Metal and Jewelry Arts

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