Undergraduate Admission

Brown | RISD Dual Degree

Brown and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) offer a combined five-year Dual Degree Program for students who wish to integrate studies in the liberal arts with concentrated work in the fine arts.

Dual degree candidates complete approximately half of their coursework at each institution and graduate with the A.B. or Sc.B degree from Brown and the BFA degree from RISD.

Interested students must submit separate applications to both Brown and RISD, which are both member schools of the Common Application. Additionally, students must indicate on both applications that they wish to be considered for the Dual Degree Program. Only first-year applicants are eligible to apply.


Only students who have been admitted to both Brown and RISD will be considered for the Dual Degree Program. Both Brown and RISD will conduct separate evaluations of all interested candidates before making final decisions on candidates to the Dual Degree Program.

Please note: Dual degree candidates are not eligible to participate in the Program in Liberal Medical Education.


Every year Brown welcomes students from around the world. In fact, about 14 percent of our students come from abroad.
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