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Liberal Arts Division

All RISD undergraduate students are required to take a third of their classes in Liberal Arts, a division that includes four departments:

In addition to offering a wide range of courses, HPSS, LAS and THAD also allow for a concentration—a more focused program of study for students interested in concentrating their Liberal Arts studies within one of the departments. Liberal Arts faculty are also open to working with students one-on-one through for-credit Independent Study Projects (ISPs).

In addition to Master of Arts in Art and Design Education and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees offered by the graduate level-only TLAD department, the Liberal Arts division offers two additional 1.5-year Masters of Arts programs:


Damian White
Dean of Liberal Arts
401 454-6580

Gail Hughes
Division Coordinator, Operations and Administration
401 454-6572

Karen Montecalvo
Division Programming and Communications Specialist
401 454-6569

Anna Cimini
Division Coordinator, Academic Programs
401 454-6570

Tina Egnoski
Division Assistant, Academic Programs
401 709-8406

Avishek Ganguly
Graduate Program Director, Global Arts and Cultures

Sean Nesselrode Moncada
Graduate Program Director, Nature–Culture–Sustainability Studies
401 277-4978