Minkyoung Kim

Assistant Professor
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MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Minkyoung Kim is a designer and artist based in New York who develops visual systems with a focus on repetition and evolution. She explores ways of presenting a series of iterations based on a system to orient new readings of their shifting contexts. Her work has been shown internationally in group shows including Art Hack Day Providence, FAVORITEN: The Festival of Independent Performing Arts and Incheon International Women Art Biennale. She has taught courses and given lectures at such schools as California College of the Arts, The New School, University of Connecticut and Yale University.

Courses

Fall 2024 Courses

GRAPH 3214-05 - TYPOGRAPHY I
Level Undergraduate
Unit Graphic Design
Subject Graphic Design
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

GRAPH 3214-05

TYPOGRAPHY I

Level Undergraduate
Unit Graphic Design
Subject Graphic Design
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: W | 11:20 AM - 4:20 PM Instructor(s): Minkyoung Kim Location(s): Design Center, Room 408 Enrolled / Capacity: 14 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

Typography 1 is the first in a three-course sequence that introduces students to the fundamentals of typographic practice, both as a set of technical skills and as an expressive medium. This first semester of typography begins fully zoomed-in -- exploring how and why letterforms are formed. Students will work with various tools and materials to construct letters; with attention paid to meaning, voice and the line between language and abstract form. The second part of the semester concerns itself with setting type. Typesetting is the score for the reading experience. Typesetting conventions and nomenclature will be taught by zooming out from the letter, to the word, to the paragraph and to the page. Students will become comfortable with typographic color and texture in a finite static composition. This is a studio course, so some class time will be used for discussions, most of the time we will be working in class. There is an expectation that students work both individually and in groups and be prepared to speak about their own work and the work of their peers in supportive and respectful ways. A laptop and relevant software are required.

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Major Requirement | BFA Graphic Design

GRAPH 3237-01 - WEB AS MEDIUM 1
Level Undergraduate
Unit Graphic Design
Subject Graphic Design
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

GRAPH 3237-01

WEB AS MEDIUM 1

Level Undergraduate
Unit Graphic Design
Subject Graphic Design
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: T | 1:10 PM - 6:10 PM Instructor(s): Minkyoung Kim Location(s): Design Center, Room 404 Enrolled / Capacity: 12 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

Web as Medium 1 is an introduction to creating communicative media for the web, from both conceptual and technological perspectives. Through engaging in readings, student-led presentations, and projects, students will explore cultural, social, and historical contexts around network technologies, and discover the Internet's potential as a space for social exchange and independent expression. Throughout workshops and hands-on exercises, students will learn fundamental design principles as well as a basic understanding of HTML/CSS/Javascript. Studio projects will guide students in exploring methods for conceptualizing, designing, and developing websites. While outcomes won’t always prioritize practicality or strict functionality, the emphasis lies on cultivating a poetic understanding of design and the Internet as mediums for critical research and action.

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MFA, Rhode Island School of Design