Louisiana State University
The School of Art, Louisiana State University
Boston University Students

Presently, Richard B. Doubleday is teaching at The School of Art, Louisiana State University. In the BFA Graphic Design program his class, The Senior Degree Project, involves extensive, student directed research investigations in graphic communications. One of the goals of this interdisciplinary course is to have each student address, through self-authored graphic design projects, social, environmental, political, linguistic, philosophical, and cultural issues across the academic spectrum.

In the MFA Graphic Design program his class, Graduate Graphic Design, is devoted primarily to the Master’s thesis, which is expected to make an original contribution to the graphic design profession. The completed thesis is presented at the annual spring exhibition held in the Foster Hall Gallery. This course provides design projects investigating problems of visual communication, individual and group assignments with professional-level presentations. This course offers a thorough grounding of perceptual and problem solving skills to graphic design, with emphasis on the selection and communication of appropriate pictorial images, symbols, and typography. Comprehensive exercises in graphic design leading to the solution of advanced visual problems through a structured curriculum of both theoretical and practical studies. In addition to computer aided graphic design using the Adobe Creative Suite, traditional methods, such as drawing, letterpress and photography are emphasized.The program is conceived to enable graduates to function in a constantly changing and expanding field. You can view postings and inspirational graphic work on the LSU microblogging platform. The link is: http://rdoubleday.tumblr.com.

Currently, Doubleday has been teaching Motion Design as part of the BFA and MFA Graphic Design course offerings. You can view the student motion graphic work on the video-sharing web site. The link is: Vimeo. You can also view postings and inspirational motion graphic work on the open source blogging platform. The link is: http://rdoubleday.wordpress.com.

School of Visual Arts, College of Fine Arts, Boston University
Boston University Students

Richard B. Doubleday had taught at the College of Fine Arts, Boston University for over 15 years. In the BFA Graphic Design program his class, The Senior Degree Project, involved extensive, student directed research investigations in graphic communications. One of the goals of this interdisciplinary course was to have each student address, through self-authored graphic design projects, social, environmental, political, linguistic, philosophical, and cultural issues across the academic spectrum. An electronic portfolio was launched in 2011 to aggregate the learning and creative trajectory and served as an extensive record and accomplishments.

In the MFA Graphic Design program his class, Graduate Graphic Design 2, was devoted primarily to the Master's thesis, which is expected to make an original contribution to the graphic design profession. The completed thesis is presented at the annual spring exhibition held in the Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery.

In the London Graphic Design and Internship Program as part of Boston University's London Liberal Arts Program his class, Graphic Design in London, offered both graphic design and advertising majors, visual arts students, and non-majors the unique opportunity to study graphic design and intern in one of the world's most important cities for graphic design. During the summer, students lived in South Kensington and experienced Europe's hub for museums, design education, research and technology. Students enrolled in two courses for a total of 8 credits: Courses integrated visits to museums, design studios, advertising agencies, and book publishers. Courses and studio work were conducted at Boston University London Academic Centre.

Doubleday had been teaching Motion Design as part of the graphic design elective course offerings. You can view the student motion graphic work on the video-sharing web site Vimeo.

London Graphic Design and Internship Program
Baseline Magazine

Richard B. Doubleday had led a summer graphic design program and taught a course Graphic Design in London at Boston University London Academic Centre for over 8 years. Graphic Design in London, offered in the London Liberal Arts Program, emphasized London’s rich visual tradition as one of the world’s most important cities for graphic design. The city’s design literacy is nurtured by generations-old signage and graphics of the London Underground, its museums of fine and applied arts, as well as the largest concentration of design and advertising firms in the world. Taking advantage of the resources within London allowed students to make meaningful connections in their own work.

This course provided a thorough grounding in problem-solving skills related to graphic design, with emphasis on the selection and communication of appropriate pictorial images, symbols, and typography. The study of methods and procedures used in the practice of graphic design were taught in relation to the culture of England. Sessions focused on several areas through in-class projects and workshops: London concept book, gallery postcard design, National Theatre poster design, and the history of graphic design with particular emphasis on the contribution and influence of graphic design work by English-born artists. Projects included research at various cultural institutions and libraries in London, design strategy, composition, and print techniques. In addition to the use of typographic systems and structures to solve practical communication problems, explorations of typography as an expressive element were emphasized. The impact of technology on the visual arts was examined and discussed from contemporary and historical perspectives. Guest speakers and design studio visits complemented the coursework. Graphic design students had the option to participate in an internship along with their two courses for a total of 12 credits.