Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Film/Animation/Video, Graphic Design, Illustration; M. F. A. Digital + Media, Graphic Design
Tuition Information: Undergraduate $41,022, graduate $41,022 for the 2012 – 2013 school year
Two College Street
Providence, RI 02903
Scope of Program:
All B. F. A. candidates at Rhode Island School of Design complete a Foundation Studies program, which includes courses in drawing, design, history of art and visual culture and spatial dynamics. Students must pass all Foundation Studies courses to continue in their majors.
Film/Animation/Video students at Rhode Island School of Design concentrate on time, light and sound, film studio, animation studio, digital effects and compositing, stop-motion, character animation, sound for the screen and computer-generated imagery. All students complete a senior seminar and create a senior project.
Graphic Design students focus on typography, graphic design history, visual systems, relational design, form and communication, color, book arts, graphic design for the web, interactive text, exhibit design and designing with color. All students complete a senior studio and create a degree project.
Illustration students complete coursework in drawing, painting, photography, editorial illustration, watercolor, mixed media, digital illustration, e-book illustration, animation techniques for illustrators, creature lab, scientific illustration and comics. All students create a portfolio.
M. F. A. candidates in Rhode Island School of Design's Digital + Media program focus on digital + media theory, digital media perspectives, digital + media continuum studio, and "NODE" classes, which can include physical computing, painting and digital media, 3D modeling, affective geographies and related topics. All students complete a graduate seminar/tutorial and create a thesis.
M. F. A. candidates in the Graphic Design program concentrate on visual systems, typography studio, graphics studio and open research. All students create a thesis.
Applicants must submit two drawing samples and a portfolio. All Digital + Media and Graphic Design students must purchase a laptop computer. Art scholarships and graduate assistantships are available.