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Most Helpful Review for Rhode Island School of Design
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Catherine
  • 33 out of 35 people found this review helpful

If you enjoy art and design, this is the school for you. Foundation year you take studios such as Drawing, 2D and 3D. The hours of those studios are long, however, you learn so much and the professors are great. You can get lucky or sometimes unlucky with the different professors you get, but usually no matter how their styles or teaching techniques are, you will gain a lot of experience.

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  • Julie
  • Dec-25-2013 I am a current student here

    RISD is a diverse community. RISD is well known for its strong academics. Students are very talented and enthusiastic about art in general.

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  • MeRI
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    RISD is a challenging school that will help you to look at art in new and interesting ways. The professors are amazing and always willing to help. The diverse cultural and artistic styles help to stir creativity.

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  • T
  • May-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Creative education for students willing to risk sleepless nights in the name of their artistic and design potential.

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  • Julia from Horsham, PA
  • Feb-01-2013 I am a current student here

    An amazing school with a good perspective on the importance of knowledge of art and design in the world, which they show through interwoven disciplines. This school gives you a great foundation to go off and be successful in whatever you want, if you work hard to get there. I love RISD and although the price is steep, I believe its worth it.

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  • William
  • Jan-26-2013 I am a current student here

    This school is an incredibly challenging school, however the ability to grow as an artist and a designer is limitless. The amount of talent and dedication here is something that doesn't exist at other schools and is something that forces a student to perform to their upmost ability. However, the intensity level is sometimes too high and seems like it has the potential to burn students out.

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  • Rachel
  • Dec-31-2012 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    RISD has been my first choice for a year now, but I have some doubts about my artistic ability and RISD's high standards. I have been taking art classes at my high school, but because of how small the town I live in is, the program leaves much to be desired. I would appreciate any suggestion as to how I can improve my artistic skills in such a small community, thanks.

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  • RISD Student from Providence, RI
  • Sep-05-2012 I am a current student here

    One of the most respected art and design schools in America. Many of its students are sleep deprived, but have vibrant lives and love working towards becoming artists and designers who will contribute to society in meaningful and novel ways. However, there are some who have difficulty adjusting to the culture and hate it.

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  • Anshika from Ellicott City, MD
  • Jul-30-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is on a beautiful campus. Their facilities are endless, and the professors are very accomplished. It's definitely a place I can see myself spending four years in.

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  • Yan from College Point, NY
  • Jul-05-2012 I am a current student here

    RISD is a community of students pursuing art and design. The aspirations and expectations of individuals affect one another.

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  • James
  • Jun-26-2012 I am a current student here

    Extremely challenging and hard, but completely worth it. The standards hold true about the immense workload, but the teachers and classmates are some of the most talented people you'll ever meet. It holds up to its impressive reputation.

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