Consisting of a body of work produced in the studio and a written component, the thesis is both culmination of your graduate experience at RISD and a catalyst for your future creative practice. You'll uncover the core concepts and rationale for your work through the process of critical making and through organizing and articulating your thoughts in writing. During your final semester, you'll present your thesis work publicly in RISD's annual interdisciplinary Graduate Thesis Exhibition.
Highlighting the transformative power of creative inquiry, the work featured below reveals how questions students asked themselves while at RISD continue to inform their careers and shape their interests in the years that follow.
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