The other day we were having a chit-chat with a colleague over a cup of coffee after our day job. He shot up hastily to leave. He mentioned that he was heading home to complete a thesis as part of his masters of business education degree. That is a common question that most students ask.
Over the course of two consecutive capstone courses in the senior year, RIT interior design students execute a self-generated and self-directed design research project. The goal of the Interior Design Capstone thesis is to respond creatively and imaginatively to an emerging circumstance, ongoing debate, or real-world issue and contribute to conversations relevant to the profession of interior design. The impressive array of topics includes design thinking approaches that consider not only the current challenges of the global COVID pandemic but research and creative agendas that have longevity with responsive, resilient designs. Charged with independently identifying a problem based upon personal interests and using design as their vehicle, students propose a creative design solution.
Thesis or capstone projects must be approved by the Honors Program Director to fulfill graduation requirements for the Honors Program. Begin to brainstorm possible thesis projects no later than the spring of your junior year and utilize thesis workshops to solidify and focus your ideas. The secondary reader will be responsible only for assessing the finished product.
Unless other college and departmental procedures are in place, your graduate advisor will work with you to select your committee. One committee member may be from another department, or external to NSU. Additional committee members may also be chosen.