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.
Graduate Program Director: Heather Rowe
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Theses/Dissertations from 2018
Circle, loops, straps, tracks, towels, Laura Thatcher
Theses/Dissertations from 2017
Tendrescopic endeavors and other dynamics, Jared Akerstrom
Thesis, Robert Joseph Anspach
Dermis, Julia Betts
Sight lines, Makia Sharp
I am come back to you, Eleanor Tomlinson
Theses/Dissertations from 2015
A slight hysterical tendency, Allison Baker
[Nos]otros, Lucia Monge