is a highly competitive art & design school. If you
are not ready to pull weekly almost daily all-nighters, stay
in studio to work past midnight everyday, and find yourself
listening to 2 hour critiques, and having to endure “constructive
criticism” about how you are a bad artist/not creative or
that you just suck then DONT even consider coming here.
And for those of you who think art is easy-
well RISD will prove you wrong, I don't think i've
been this challenged before in terms of academics- and I
took 7 APs in hs, was in NHS, and had
a part-time job and took a whole bunch of extracurriculars,
and thats easy compared to RISD.
People here are all
very passionate about art, very arrogant and opinionated and a
lil obnoxious. And as with all other art schools, the
majority of the students are a little wacky, to b
normal here u rlly have to be abnormal. Even the
professors are very open, whether it be with their sexuality
(my english professor read to our class a book she
published on masturbation which apparently is based on personal experiences..humm)
90%+ of the student body are girls, and of
the 10%, 5% are gay guys. go to brown if
ur looking for a love life.
the entire campus is
on a hill, imagine having to carry a toolbox, portfolio,
laptop up and down a hill everyday- not so pleasant.
however, despite my personal dissatisfactions with risd, it is
a prestigious art school (#1 in ranking), if u survive
RISD you could more or less guarantee urself a good
So it really just comes down to your priorities
and passion for art. Good luck!