Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

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Rhode Island School of Design (better known as RISD) is a small college in a small state, but it’s one with a huge international reputation. Founded in 1877, RISD (pronounced “RIZ-dee”) attracts the top art and design students from around the country and the world. Each year approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students share their creative energy as they pursue full-time degree programs in 19 studio majors in the fine arts, architecture and design. Specific Qs about applying to RISD? Check out the RISD Admissions Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/risdadmissions/
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  • If you want to learn more about any art craft, in any media as well as architecture, drawing, painting, etc., this is the school for you. When I️ think of RISD, I️ think of it as the Ivy League for De...  more »
  • School - perhaps even more than the University of Brown - is the big lung of the city, engine of its rebirth. It is worth visiting it and take advantage of the weekend's open (October)
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  • You MUST find something to love in this museum... modern, classic, sculpture, Greek, Japanese, a Buddha, a Mummy, furniture, a replica of a colonial home ! They have classes and events regularly.  more »
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  • Loved this place. A small but very well made museum with very accurate and detailed explanation. Special appraisal should be given to its textile collection. Don't miss it!
  • RISD is a treasure-trove of talent and shouldn't be missed on your next visit to Providence. The museum is amazing, but the highlights of RISD are the studios which buzz with massive talent!
  • Of course, it's one of the great design and art school;s in the world, but also fun and interesting to visit.
  • Unfair discriminatory hiring practices
  • The school is amazingly special and i wish to be there someday to improve my skills in graphic dsign.
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