Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
The Rhode Island School of Design (or RISD) is the number one fine arts college in the United States. Rhode Island School of Design is a private fine arts and design school that was founded in 1877. It is located in Providence, Rhode Island. Art students that apply with RISD are required to take a “home test” that the school is known for. This is a 3 drawing test, including the infamous bicycle drawing that it is known for.
Rhode Island School of Design offers 16 undergraduate programs and 17 graduate degrees. RISD requires a commitment of full-time study and does not offer students a part time schedule. The Rhode Island School of Design offers study abroad programs in Rome for juniors and seniors for half year, or 22 different countries in their International Exchange Student Program.
RISD and Brown University have adjacent campuses; therefore students at either institution may register for classes at the other college for no additional cost. Because of RISD’s extensive liberal arts department, many students at Brown choose to take classes at RISD to fulfill their requirements at Brown.
Job Placement after Attending RISD
According to RISD’s website, within a year of graduation, 96% of students have employment. 70% of those are employed in a field directly related to their degree.
Cost of the Rhode Island School of Design
For the 2011-2012 school year, the cost of tuition at RISD is $39,482. Room and Board are in addition to that. The Student Activities Fee is $295. Don’t expect this to be the last set of “fees” that will be assessed. Health fees, library fees, ID card fees, lab fees, extra course credit fees, and more may be charged to you if applicable. Yes, art school is expensive and the number one Fine Arts school in the nation is no exception.