Teaching and Learning
Central to the educational mission of RISD is its tradition of immersive, application- and practice-based instruction in combination with scholarly pursuits. For Fall 2020 all efforts have been made to preserve as much in-person instruction as possible with priority given to our shop- and materials-based studio experience, while maintaining the intellectual excellence of the broader curriculum. Core studio and shop-based courses will be held in person and other courses will take place in a hybrid online-plus-embodied version or fully online. Wherever possible, employees will continue to work from home to keep the density of our campus as low as possible. In order to de-densify the campus, spaces, schedule, routines, policies, support and expectations will need to be adjusted as described on this website.