Print and image by Katie L.
How do artists convey powerful messages through image and text to address particular societal inequities? In this course students explore economic, political, environmental, and social justice issues through lectures, assigned research, online discussions and 2D studio assignments. Using a variety of drawing media, students create meaningful imagery combined with text for use in print and on social media platforms. In addition, issues of scale, perception and function are addressed as students inform, enlighten and educate their target audience in public and private spaces. For the final project, students explore a call to action that will bring attention to a social justice issue in their community.
- In this intensive course and Visual + Critical Language, students should expect to spend a combined minimum of 20 hours per week engaging in coursework across both courses. Students should plan their schedule accordingly to keep up with class.
- In conjunction with your Featured Topics course(s), you are also required to enroll in Visual + Critical Language. When you register for this Featured Topics course, you will also be charged for the tuition of Visual + Critical Language. You will see this enrollment reflected in your Student Portal before the start date of the course. Visual + Critical Language will meet live two times: during the first and final live sessions of your Featured Topics course.
This course is part of RISD's Advanced Program Online, a pre-collegiate program for students ages 15–18 in grades 10–12.
Students who have completed or are currently enrolled in a prerequisite Essential Fundamentals course are eligible to enroll in the Advanced Program Concentration, which includes a Featured Topics course. If you have not yet completed an Essential Fundamentals course, you will receive an Enrollment Warning at checkout, and will be required to submit a Prerequisite Override Request for review.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Advanced Program Online : Featured Topics and Visual + Critical Language