RISD Trek is designed to provide students with an opportunity to see firsthand the creative culture and professional markets available in Los Angeles. 


Participants in RISD Trek Los Angeles will explore the game design, film, and animation world. Students will gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to be a new graduate and creative professional in these respective areas and discover ways to develop a network of industry connections and mentors through: on-site company visits, product demonstrations, panels with alumni, and alumni networking opportunities.

Trek Los Angeles is scheduled for Sunday, August 20 through Friday, August 25, 2023. To participate, students must be returning to RISD for the fall 2023 semester. All expenses arranged by RISD for the trip will be covered for participants.

Trek programs are a collaboration between the RISD Alumni + Family Relations Office, RISD Alumni Association, RISD Career Center, Alumni Affinity Groups, and the Alumni Club in Los Angeles.

Key Details

Deadline to apply?

March 31, 2023

Who can apply?

Rising Sophomores, Rising Juniors, Rising Seniors, Rising 2nd and 3rd year graduate students. Students who are graduating in June 2023 are not eligible to apply.  


The trip will take place from August 20 through August 25, 2023.


Los Angeles. 


All expenses arranged by RISD for the trip will be covered for participants.

Info Session Recording

View a recording of the info session for Trek L.A. below.



Please review the guidelines for the program carefully before you apply.



The online application form can be found below.



Contact Susan Andersen at the RISD Career Center (sanderse@risd.edu) if you have any questions about program, application process, and requirements.