- Mon - Fri
8:30 am – 6:30 pm
- Key Contact
- Rachael DuMoulin
- 401 454-6240
- Illustration Studies Building (ISB)
- Floor 1
- 55 Canal Walk
As a creative discipline Illustration at RISD is first defined by communicative purpose, not media or technique. While illustrators employ the same tools used in painting, photography, film, graphic design and other disciplines, they are intent on conveying specific meaning and messages through imagery, beyond learning how to handle paint, pixels and pencils.
In our department we're concerned with the poetic relationship between
ideas and images, meaning we try to encourage the most eloquent and
incisive pictorial solutions to visual communication problems. Since the
tools and media illustrators use are constantly evolving, our objective
is to offer a broad-based curriculum aimed at coaxing from our students
very dynamic and evocative message-making.