The MFA program emphasizes a high level of production in the context of strong critical dialogue. Interdisciplinary graduate seminars serve as a meeting ground for students to address contemporary issues affecting all areas of the fine arts. In Sculpture graduate students focus on their own growth as creative individuals as they work to realize their ideas through a hands-on approach to process and materials.In the final semester, MFA candidates focus on creating a comprehensive body of work under the guidance of a thesis committee. All Sculpture grad students produce a written thesis and participate in the RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, a large-scale public show held annually.
“Sculpture is a discipline of agency and exploration – and one of particular vitality. It can be both specific in material and ambitious in its reach across boundaries and disciplines. The RISD grad program creates an open and rigorous environment in which students can develop as artists and see that pursuit flourish in the long term. Sculpture grads are encouraged to take risks and experience new ways of working through ongoing dialogue with their faculty and peers, along with visiting artists and the larger RISD community.” - Heather Rowe, Graduate Program Director
Graduate Program Director: Heather Rowe
Theses/Dissertations from 2015
A slight hysterical tendency, Allison Baker
[Nos]otros, Lucia Monge