RISD MFA Sculpture Program


The MFA program supports artists engaged in rigorous interdisciplinary practices through an emphasis on visual and critical literacy. The Sculpture curriculum foregrounds studio praxis, generous group conversation, lectures and meetings with visiting artists, and studio electives to enhance each artist’s skills and methods of making. This approach fosters a tight-knit student cohort encouraged to regard each other as lifelong friends and colleagues. We consciously develop critical discourse and interdisciplinary research modalities that actively support varied ways of working and thinking. Students in Sculpture have access to advanced technologies and are encouraged to pursue social and alternative practices.

MFA candidates engage in two years of intensive individual research and creative activity in residence at RISD. During the second year, graduate students are invited to teach a course that they conceive and develop themselves – usually during the six-week Wintersession.

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