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Fine & Studio Arts at Rhode Island School of Design

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Fine & Studio Arts at Rhode Island School of Design

Every fine and studio arts school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the Fine Arts program at Rhode Island School of Design stacks up to those at other schools.

RISD is located in Providence, Rhode Island and has a total student population of 2,501. In 2019, 119 Fine Arts majors received their bachelor's degree from RISD.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Fine & Studio Arts section at the bottom of this page.

RISD Fine & Studio Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts
  • Master’s Degree in Fine Arts

RISD Fine & Studio Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the Fine Arts progam at RISD compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The Fine Arts major at RISD is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Fine & Studio Arts. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Degree Schools 10
Most Focused Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Degree Schools 14
Most Focused Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 26
Most Popular Fine & Studio Arts Schools 28
Most Popular Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 29
Most Focused Fine & Studio Arts Schools 37
Best Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Degree Schools 91
Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 167
Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools 181
Best Value Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Degree Schools 198
Best Value Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 424
Best Value Fine & Studio Arts Schools 457

In 2019, 54 students received their master’s degree in Fine Arts from RISD. This makes it the #10 most popular school for Fine Arts master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of RISD Fine Arts Graduates

The median salary of Fine Arts students who receive their bachelor's degree at RISD is $20,400. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $22,700 for all Fine Arts students.

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Fine Arts Student Demographics at RISD

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the Fine Arts majors at Rhode Island School of Design.

RISD Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Program

82% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 119 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in Fine Arts from RISD in 2019, 18% were men and 82% were women.

RISD Gender Breakdown of Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelor's in Fine Arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fine & Studio Arts Majors at Rhode Island School of Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 18
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 43
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 19

RISD Fine & Studio Arts Master’s Program

67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 54 students who earned a master's degree in Fine & Studio Arts from RISD in 2018-2019, 33% were men and 67% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 29% men graduate in Fine Arts each year. RISD does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 4% more men than average.

RISD Gender Breakdown of Fine & Studio Arts Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a master's in Fine Arts.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fine & Studio Arts Majors at Rhode Island School of Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 18
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

RISD also has a doctoral program available in Fine Arts. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Fine Arts Grads May Go Into

A degree in Fine Arts can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for RI, the home state for Rhode Island School of Design.

Occupation Jobs in RI Average Salary in RI
High School Teachers 4,410 $71,440
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 710 $83,080
Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers 660 $43,710
Photographers 250 $54,800
Art Directors 90 $83,690

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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