RISD ILLUSTRATION takes an expansive view of illustration as art that influences thought and behavior across boundaries of space and time. The program seeks to promote the creation of images that communicate with poetic insight, emotional resonance and aesthetic richness. Whether making art that simply springs from creative intuition or pursuing studies leading professional publishing, we challenge students to develop intimate knowledge of materials and methods as well as critical insight as artists.  RISD Illustration is invested in advancing cultural dialogue and civic responsibility through thoughtful and thought-provoking visual communication.