Rhode Island School Of Design

School Notes Overview:

RISD (RIZ-dee), founded in 1877 in Providence, RI, is a vibrant community of artists and designers that includes 2,200 students from around the world, approximately 350 faculty and curators, and 400 staff members. Each year more than 200 prominent artists, critics, authors and philosophers visit our historic College Hill campus......

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School Overview:

County Providence County, RI
Program Name Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Program
Program Type Visual arts study
Number of Students 500 students
Student Body Type Coeducational
Ages Accepted Age 16 - Age 18
First Session Start Date June 19
First Session End Date July 31
First Program Weeks 6 weeks
Campus Area 33 acres
Founding Year 1877
Summer School Type Residential

School Notes:

  • RISD (RIZ-dee), founded in 1877 in Providence, RI, is a vibrant community of artists and designers that includes 2,200 students from around the world, approximately 350 faculty and curators, and 400 staff members. Each year more than 200 prominent artists, critics, authors and philosophers visit our historic College Hill campus.
  • As the preeminent college of art and design in the country, admission to RISD is competitive and work in the studios and classrooms rigorous. What sets our students apart from their peers is a willingness to approach problems creatively and visualize unique solutions.
  • Through The RISD Museum and Continuing Education, RISD offers a rich variety of classes, lectures, workshops, gallery talks and other events designed to engage young artists and adults. These programs include credit-bearing courses in summer and a six-week Pre-College program designed specifically for high school students. For information about specific offerings, follow the links to the left.
  • The Summer Studies program in visual and liberal arts encompasses a wide spectrum of interests designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Combining art and design concepts with cutting-edge technology, these credit-bearing courses help students to build competencies in balanced ways, while a variety of educational formats from three-days to six-week courses accommodates diverse needs and preferences. This modular scheduling permits students to enroll in a combination of classes and activities tailored to their interests, or to concentrate in a single area.

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