As a Graphic Design major, you’ll dive deep
into the meaning of visual communication, exploring a field that’s essential in
today’s information-rich world. Think of the posters, websites, books, ads,
street signs, magazines, package labels and other visual information you engage
with every day. Each one involves graphic design.
You’ll study communications theory, design
history, visual form-making, color, systems thinking and information design
along with a progression of typography courses, from the anatomy of letterforms
to expressive and experimental uses of type. You’ll also have the opportunity
to take studios in everything from traditional book arts to interactive texts
and digital media.
Professors will challenge you to develop
your own visual language as you create strong responses to assigned projects.
You’ll graduate prepared to work in almost any field imaginable – from
education to publishing to health care to retail. With the ability to think
critically, you’ll leave RISD understanding how to convey even the most complex
information as powerfully as possible.