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Three credits of liberal arts each semester serve to build a dialogue about history, theory, pedagogy and the craft of writing. Workshops with guest artists infuse the program with new perspectives and work methods. RISD’s graduate program prepares students for professional practice by emphasizing the role of social context, media and aesthetics in the production of visible language systems. The Graduate Studio sequence explores the range of skills and activities within the design process, from an initial visual/verbal response to content and the narrative shaping and communication of messages. Students in both tracks meet in the Graduate Seminar sequence, which initially builds a sense of context through discussion of design history and contemporary critical issues, and later helps in developing individual approaches to the exploration, investigation and construction of a well designed thesis proposal. Individual thesis investigation is central to the final year of MFA study and culminates in the comprehensive presentation of original design work and research relevant to contemporary critical practice.