This studio-based program offers a contemporary, urban context for rigorous investigation and dialogue in support of individual artistic development. Graduate study – and the inherent invitation to take risks and reinvent personal processes and thinking – occurs in the privacy of individual studio spaces, through independent research and experimentation in consultation with faculty advisors, as well as through inspiring interaction with peers. Many MFA candidates also choose to enrich and broaden their practice through interdisciplinary work.
In the final semester, degree candidates focus on creating a comprehensive body of work under the guidance of a thesis committee. All MFA candidates produce a written thesis, present an independent thesis exhibition and participate in the RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition a large-scale public show held annually.
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Theses/Dissertations from 2018
Ouroboros, Christopher Dove Drury
On the edge of being, Zoe Gross
Castles in the sky, Iva Milovanović
Very-Asian variation, Nicholas Oh
Theses/Dissertations from 2017
Breathe, Iggy Choi
Wielding daggers : the female uncanny, Stephanie E. Hanes
In the marketplace, Anina Major
Theses/Dissertations from 2016
Memory: tangible decay & growth, Rebecca J. Buglio
Empathic exchange, Yu-Jung Kim
Between material and landscape, Martin McDermott
Theses/Dissertations from 2015
The self reconfigured, Soe Yu Nwe