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Brown|RISD Dual Degree Program

The first class of Brown|RISD Dual Degree (BRDD) students began in Fall 2008. The Brown|RISD Dual Degree Program is open to students upon admission to both RISD and Brown, and who have applied and been accepted to the Dual Degree Program through the regular admissions process. Current students, readmits, and new transfer students are not eligible. A comprehensive handbook for students in the Program is available at:

Beginning Fall 2018 (for the entering Dual Degree class of 2023), the RISD Liberal Arts requirement for BRDD students is 14 liberal arts courses with the distribution: 4 THAD (including H101), and 10 open Liberal Arts electives (except where specific programs have required 'History of' courses, in which case, they must fulfill those requirements and their open liberal arts electives would be reduced accordingly). Beginning Fall 2019 (for the entering Dual Degree class of 2024), one of these 10 open Liberal Arts electives must include a required credit-bearing capstone course taken in their 4th or 5th year.