School of Communication and the Arts
Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (MFA)
homeschool, homeschooling, homeschool graphic design, graphic design, homeschool 101, homeschooling graphic design
Art and Design | Graphic Design
Sherlin, Steven Roscoe, "Homeschool 101: Using Visual Media to Promote Awareness of Homeschooling" (2022). Masters Theses. 863.
Parents who are making decisions about the education of their children can benefit from a general awareness of the full range of schooling options available to them. Although the United States has seen its homeschooling population grow to all-time highs in recent years, many people are still unfamiliar with what homeschooling is actually like in practice. Some parents fail to recognize homeschooling as a viable option because of they are unfamiliar with its potential benefits, standard homeschooling methods, and resources for homeschooling families. This thesis reviews the homeschooling research literature and overviews relevant case studies to inform a visual solution to this problem. I developed a multifaceted information campaign to demonstrate how graphic design and visual media can be used to advance awareness of homeschooling as a viable option for education. The campaign provides general information about the homeschool movement and presents a picture of what contemporary homeschooling looks like.