Illustration by Shi Shi Jacobs
In this course students learn how to create a compelling narrative from their own story, identity and viewpoint. Expansion of material experimentation allows students to develop more personalized and effective concepts. Focus will be on resourcing references and creating human- and animal-based characters. Genres of communication such as social commentary and fiction are investigated to further develop personal areas of interest, process and style. The course concludes with a student presentation of a final project.
In this intensive course, students should expect to spend a minimum of 6 hours per week of engaging in coursework. 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.
PrerequisitesThis course is a Featured Topic that is part of RISD's Advanced Program for High School Students, a collegiate-level program for students ages 15–18 in grades 10–12. This is part 2 of 2 sessions that complete the course. This course should be taken at the same time as Visual + Critical Language.
- 9078 - Illustration + Identity: Finding Your Voice I (Complete)
- 0081 - Experiential Drawing (Complete)
- 9072 - Experiential Drawing I (Complete)
- 9073 - Experiential Drawing II (Complete)
- 0082 - Exploration in Design (Complete)
- 9074 - Exploration in Design I (Complete)
- 9075 - Exploration in Design II (Complete)
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Advanced Program for High School Students : Special Topic: Illustration and Identity and Visual + Critical Language