• Studio Foundation

    Required for all VA and RISD courses (with the exception of VISA0120, VISA0130, VISA0140, VISA0150 and VISA0160). Covers the basics of drawing and 2D design while cultivating the capacity for visual thinking.
    VISA 0100 S01
    "Graduating Seniors have priority when registering for this course. Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist. Most VISA Courses offered this Fall will have an online component (e.g., lectures, discussions, or demonstrations) in addition to a studio in-person component."
    Primary Instructor
    McMordie
    VISA 0100 S02
    Graduating Seniors have priority when registering for this course. Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist.
    Primary Instructor
    Mattia
    VISA 0100 S03
    Graduating Seniors have priority when registering for this course. Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist. Most VISA Courses offered this Fall will have an online component (e.g., lectures, discussions, or demonstrations) in addition to a studio in-person component.
    Primary Instructor
    Davis
    VISA 0100 S04
    Graduating Seniors have priority when registering for this course. Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist.
    Primary Instructor
    Davis
    VISA 0100 S05
    Graduating Seniors have priority when registering for this course. Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist.
    Primary Instructor
    Ganz
  • Foundation Media

    Foundation media focuses on the production and theory of time-based digital media and introduces the computer as a medium and a tool for art. Students will experiment with the production of video, sound, and interactive media. Students will examine and produce work that is multidisciplinary in nature, combining aspects of critical discourse, art, and technology.
    VISA 0120 S01
    Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist.
    Primary Instructor
    Osborn
  • Digital 2D Foundation

    This foundation studio course introduces the basic practices and concepts of two-dimensional digital media production including image acquisition, editing and manipulation, vector illustration, and preparation for online and offline viewing. Through studio exercises, readings, and assignments we will experiment with the production of electronic images. We will be looking at and producing work that is conscious and critical in nature, and which combines aspects of contemporary art, media, and technology. Collaboration and group work will be encouraged to share learning techniques and skill resources.
    VISA 0150 S01
    Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist.
    Primary Instructor
    Beeferman
    VISA 0150 S03
    Graduating Seniors have priority when registering for this course. Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist.
    Primary Instructor
    Beeferman
  • Drawing

    This course focuses on drawing from models, observation, and imagination in a variety of media with an emphasis on creative work and classroom participation. A continuing series of outside assignments is emphasized. Visits to galleries, museums and pertinent exhibitions may be undertaken. The later part of this course will introduce ideas of conceptual and political art into the drawing process. Enrollment restricted to 18 students.
    VISA 1110 S01
    VISA Concentrators have priority when registering for this course. Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist.
    Primary Instructor
    Myoda
  • Silkscreen

    This course will provide students with a thorough knowledge of both water-based screen printing techniques and digital imaging. The intersection of digital printing processes and screen printing within the context of contemporary works on paper will be explored through a series of experimental mixed-media projects. Work will be in both black and white and color. Prerequisite: VISA 0100 or VISA 0110. This course restricted to 17 students. Students who are not admitted during pre-registration or were unable to pre-register should attend the first class.
    VISA 1210G S01
    VISA Concentrators have priority when registering for this course. Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist. Most VISA Courses offered this Fall will have an online component (e.g., lectures, discussions, or demonstrations) in addition to a studio in-person component.
    Primary Instructor
    McNeary
  • Art of the Book

    Will examine the book, structurally and conceptually, as artist's medium. Students will learn the materials, tools and techniques of making books, as they explore the expressive and narrative possibilities of the book form. Topics and projects may include digital imaging, combining text and image, traditional binding or digital publishing. Students who are not admitted during pre-registration or were unable to pre-register should attend the first meeting.
    VISA 1240 S01
    VISA Concentrators have priority when registering for this course. Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist.
    Primary Instructor
    Cozzens
  • Advanced Painting

    This course is an in-depth investigation of contemporary painting practices and concepts, with a strong emphasis placed on critique. Experimentation and exploration of individual themes is emphasized. Affords an opportunity for in-depth investigations of painting techniques and ideas and the development of a series of works reflecting an individual creative vision.
    VISA 1320 S01
    VISA Concentrators have priority when registering for this course. Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist. Most VISA Courses offered this Fall will have an online component (e.g., lectures, discussions, or demonstrations) in addition to a studio in-person component. Please note: There is a necessary in-person component for this course.
    Primary Instructor
    Evans
  • Sculpture: Material Investigations

    This studio course addresses basic sculptural methods, i.e., additive + subtractive modeling, casting, and assemblage, and common sculptural materials, i.e., wood, metal, plaster, and found objects. Demos + workshops on a number of sculptural tools and materials form the foundation for this studio. Students develop sculptural solutions to a given set of problems. Contemporary issues raised in critiques and readings. Extensive outside work is expected. Students who are not admitted during pre-registration or were unable to pre-register should attend the first meeting of the class.
    VISA 1410 S01
    VISA Concentrators have priority when registering for this course. Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist. Most VISA Courses offered this Fall will have an online component (e.g., lectures, discussions, or demonstrations) in addition to a studio in-person component.
    Primary Instructor
    Myoda
  • Black and White Photography

    This course offers introduction to traditional black and white 35mm darkroom techniques, including processing film, silver gelatin printing and related techniques. While the class is primarily a studio course, it will be supplemented by weekly slide presentations and discussions of assigned readings. Slide presentations will focus on individual photographers in the history of the medium. Topics of discussion will include photographic genres, the photo essay, editing and sequencing a body of work, personal visions, social and political context, documentary versus art photography. Students may check out 35 mm film camera from the Dept.
    VISA 1510 S02
    VISA Concentrators have priority when registering for this course. Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist. Most VISA Courses offered this Fall will have an online component (e.g., lectures, discussions, or demonstrations) in addition to a studio in-person component.
    Primary Instructor
    Ross
  • Digital Photography

    Over 1.8 billion photographs are uploaded to the Internet each day. Since everyone’s a 'photographer', what type are you? While we constantly produce images for ourselves and others in private and public, this course will ask students to critically rethink this tool. Image-making, from “capture” to “color-correction” and beyond will be consciously addressed, as we approach photography from the perspective of contemporary art practice and produce a final portfolio of prints. Class will be discussion, slideshow, studio and critique. Prior experience in photography preferred not required. A digital SLR type camera may be checked out from the Department.
    VISA 1520 S01
    VISA Concentrators have priority when registering for this course. Should you have an interest in enrolling in this course and were not able to secure a spot via pre-registration, please contact the instructor to have your name placed on a waitlist.
    Primary Instructor
    Greenberg
  • Honors Seminar

    Required for students who have been accepted as candidates for honors. The seminar meets weekly to discuss readings and for group critiques. Includes group trips to New York and Boston, to visit galleries, museums, and artists' studios. Instructor permission required. Must be accepted into Honors Program.
    VISA 1800C S01
    Override code(s) will be issued to this year's approved VISA Honors cohort. Please contact the Instructor to obtain your individual registration code.
    Primary Instructor
    Bostrom
  • Individual Study Project in the Practice of Art

    Work on an approved project leading to the presentation of a portfolio, under supervision of an individual member of the staff. Project proposals must be filed with the department no later than the first week of the semester. Section numbers vary by instructor.
    VISA 1910 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bostrom
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Ganz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Edwards
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Osborn
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Fishman
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Tarentino
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Myoda
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Ross
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research