The New RISD Home Test Requirements



The Assignment  Choose one of the following three prompt options and create two responses using any medium you prefer (no restrictions).

We consider this assignment to be as much about process as presentation and encourage you to consider your submissions as exercises in experimental thinking and risk-taking more than as final presentations or examples of technical proficiency. No particular outcome is valued more than another, so feel free to explore the full range of possible expression in these works.

  • deconstruct | ˌdēkənˈstrəkt | verb [with obj.] | reduce (something) to its constituent parts in order to reinterpret it
  • Select something.
  • Deconstruct it.
  • Make a work in response to the process or result of the deconstruction.
  • Create a title for the work.


  • light| līt | noun | the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible verb [with obj.] | provide with light or lighting; illuminate
  • Create a work using light or the illusion of light.
  • Create a title for the work.


  • contain | kənˈtān | verb [with obj.] | have or hold (someone or something) within | container | kənˈtānər | noun | an object that can be used to hold or transport something
  • Identify what you want to contain.
  • Create a container for it.
  • Create a title for the work.

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