Given the challenges and complexities we confront today in culture, science, technology, and society, there has never been a greater need for astute, creative visual thinkers and makers to help shape the future. Graduate study at RISD offers an immersive, engaging, and inspiring means to both delve deeper into students' chosen field and expand their approach to creative practice. Visit to learn more.

Master’s Thesis
Most degree programs at RISD culminate in a two-part final project: an exhibition of a final body of personal work along with an accompanying written thesis.

Shared Curriculum
Graduate Studies offers dynamic elective studios and seminars designed to foster interdisciplinary discourse and discovery.


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Graduate Thesis Exhibitions

Masters Theses