Spring 2018 Courses

Foundation, Art, & Art History

Spring 2018 Courses 

  • ADF-S101 Foundation Drawing I

    Prerequisites:

    Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course concentrates on the traditional techniques of observational drawing. Fundamental principles and elements of drawing are introduced in structured lessons and exercises, which are supplemented by additional outside assignments. Foundation Drawing I stresses the development of visual skills as well as the broad use of drawing concepts, vocabulary, techniques and variety of materials.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Arts Admin Minor Elective

Section A
M/W 3:15 - 5:55 p.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1802

  • ADF-S102 Foundation Drawing II

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S101; Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will refine the basic visual skills developed in Foundation Drawing I (ADF S101). The elements of color and mixed media are introduced to expand technical possibilities, while more intensive work with the nude human figure provides exposure to gesture, structure and complex form. As students begin to develop a more sophisticated and personal approach, issues of expression and interpretation will be investigated, focusing on personal style and expression.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section A
M/W 12:15 - 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Martin, L.
Tuition: $1802

Section B
M/W 12:15 - 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Brown, L.
Tuition: $1802

Section C
T/TH 3:05 - 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Martin, L.
Tuition: $1802

Section D
T/TH 3:05 - 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Novick, S.
Tuition: $1802

  • ADF-S152 3-Dimensional Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S151 or ADF S166; Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on the fundamental elements of three-dimensional form. Line, plane and volume will be explored as students develop visual analysis and critical thinking skills in the round. The role of scale, proportion, structure, surface, light and display will be addressed, as students create forms that activate space and engage the viewer. The course will proceed from work with simple forms and techniques to more challenging and comprehensive problems addressing both additive and subtractive methods.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section A
M/W 9:10 - 11:50 a.m.
Instructor: Staff
Tuition: $1802

Section B
T/TH 9:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Novick, S.
Tuition: $1802

Section C
F 10:15 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Instructor: Novick, S.
Tuition: $1802

  • ADF-S156 Imaging

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S166; Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Digital visual image generation and modification, especially when combined with traditional hand techniques, are essential skills for artists and designers of the 21st century. This course introduces techniques of image capture, manipulation and output. Weekly and longer-length assignments will address creative and innovative idea generation using these approaches.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Section A
M/W 12:15 - 2:55 p.m.
Instructor: Anderson, I.
Tuition: $1802 

      • ADF-S171 CI: Integrated Studio 1

        Prerequisites:

        Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings.

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This cross-disciplinary course will integrate the ideas and practices of two-dimensional design, color and drawing emphasis will be placed on understanding the creative process, exploring concepts and developing research skills. Students will undertake individual and collaborative projects in three spaces; the studio classroom, the digital world and the city at large.

        Type:

        Creativity and Innovation,Arts Admin Minor Elective

      Section A
      M/W 12:15 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Nichter, S.
      Tuition: $1802

      • ADF-S172 CI: Integrated Studio II

        Prerequisites:

        ADF S101; Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings.

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This course builds on the Integrated Studio 1 experience: synthesizing fundamental visual ideas. IS 2 investigates the construction, documentation, and transformation of volumetric form, environmental space, and time. Projects will explore narrative strategies and the creation of immersive experiences. Students will develop critical and analytical skills while employing a range of traditional and digital media-including video/sound capture and editing-as they explore the creative boundaries of the classroom studio, the city of Boston, and virtual space.

        Type:

        Creativity and Innovation

      Section A
      M/W 3:15 - 5:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Anderson, I.
      Tuition: $1802

      Section B
      M/W 3:15 - 5:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Nichter, S.
      Tuition: $1802

      Section C
      T/TH 9:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
      Instructor: Brown, L.
      Tuition: $1802 

      • ADF-S166 2D/Color

        Prerequisites:

        Non-majors interesting in taking art and design courses for elective credit should refer to offerings under the ART course listings.

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This is an introductory-level course in the basic concepts and practices of two-dimensional design and color theory. The study of color and design is supportive of all studio disciplines and is vital to the understanding of all visual media. This course features an intensive, hands-on approach to color and design as students create, modify and master the three dimensions of color (hue, value, and strength) plus the principles of design(line, shape, value, composition and image). This in-depth study is essential and underlies all of the visual arts as they are practiced today. An understanding of color and design influences all artists' decisions, affecting the look, meaning and use of visual phenomena.

        Type:

        Arts Admin Minor Elective

      Section A
      T/TH 3:05 - 5:45 p.m.
      Instructor: Anderson, I.
      Tuition: $1802

      • ARH-101 Art History I

        Credits:

        4.00

        Description:

        Surveys the art of Western civilization from prehistoric caves to medieval cathedrals. Considers works from the Ancient Near East, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Byzantine Era, the Romanesque Period, and the Gothic Period in their historical contexts. Introduces students to formal analysis, iconography, and critical thinking.

        Term:

        Offered Both Fall and Spring

      Section A
      M/W 1:40 - 2:55 p.m.
      Instructor: McGrath, T.
      Tuition: $2136

      Section AE
      M 4:30 - 7:10 p.m.
      Instructor: Staff
      Tuition: $2136 

      • ARH-102 Art History II

        Credits:

        4.00

        Description:

        Surveys the art of Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present. Considers work of painting, sculpture, and architecture from periods such as the Renaissance, the Baroque, the Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Abstract Impressionism, and Post-Modernism in their historical contexts. Introduces students to formal analysis, iconography, and critical thinking.

        Term:

        Offered Both Fall and Spring

      Section A
      T/TH 1:40 - 2:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Cramer, C.
      Tuition: $2136

      Section AE
      T 4:30-7:10 p.m.
      Instructor: Cramer, C.
      Tuition: $2136

      • ART-S209 Introduction to Drawing and Mixed Media

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of drawing using both traditional and experimental techniques. Media includes pencil, charcoal, pastels, oil pastels, image-transfer, and collage. This course is appropriate for beginners as well as more advanced students. Individual attention is given to students at various levels of ability and allows students to progress at their own pace. The lessons will be supplemented by lectures and visits to museums and galleries. Please note: This is a 3-credit studio course.

        Term:

        Offered Both Fall and Spring

        Type:

        Arts Admin Minor Elective

      Section A
      T 1:40 - 2:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Martin, L.
      Tuition: $1802 

      • ART-S211 Introduction to Painting

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This introductory course is designed to encourage students with little or no knowledge of the use of various painting processes. The basic elements of painting are introduced in exercises enhanced by demonstrations and gallery visits. Students can choose to work with various painting mediums including oil, acrylic, or watercolor. Creative work is encouraged in a relaxed atmosphere where individual attention is given to students at various levels of ability. Please note: This is a 3-credit studio course.

        Term:

        Offered Both Fall and Spring

        Type:

        Arts Admin Minor Elective

      Section A
      TH 1:40 - 2:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Staff
      Tuition: $1802

       

      Fine Arts

      Spring 2018 Courses 

      • ADFA-S220 Drawing: Shifting Scales

        Prerequisites:

        ADF-S102 or ADF-S502; ADF-S151 or ADF-S551;

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        We live in a world of great contrasts in scale, where hand held screens can download Google earth and nanotechnologies can change the lives on entire continents. How do these shifts in scale alter our perceptions of space, and therefore change the way we understand and make drawings? This figure-based course uses descriptive observation as the starting point for addressing visual invention. Students will work from a model, using traditional figurative techniques to combine and contrast with digital imaging techniques, graphic novels, and various contemporary drawing approaches. A variety of wet and dry drawing media will be used with more experimental materials.

        Term:

        Offered Spring Term

      Section A
      M/W 9:10 - 11:50 a.m.
      Instructor: Brown, L.
      Tuition: $1802 

      • ADFA-S251 Printmaking Studio

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This course is designed to familiarize students with the printmaking studio and various techniques. Students will gain exposure to a number of techniques including non-toxic processes. Over the course of the semester, students will be expected to develop a portfolio of prints while working in class and independently.

        Term:

        Offered Fall Term

      Section A
      M/W 3:15 - 5:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Thurston, R.
      Tuition: $1802 

      Graphic Design

      Spring 2018 Courses 

      • ADG-S202 Computer Typography

        Prerequisites:

        ADG S201 and ADG S219

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This advanced course focuses on the translation of the historical knowledge and hand skills learned in Basic Typography into a digital format. Students will learn how to produce quality typography, as well as experiment with and explore letterform design and manipulation.

        Term:

        Offered Spring Term

      Section A
      M/W 12:15 - 2:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Golly, L.
      Tuition: $1802

      Section BE
      M/W 6:15 - 8:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Golly, L.
      Tuition: $1802 

      • ADG-S207 Graphic Design II

        Prerequisites:

        ADG S206 and ADG S219

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        A continuation of the skills learned in Graphic Design I, involving projects that are broader in scope, more in-depth, and address societal issues.

        Term:

        Offered Spring Term

      Section A
      MW 9:10 - 11:50 a.m.
      Instructor: Marosek, W.
      Tuition: $1802

      Section B
      MW 3:15 - 5:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Fuchel, J.
      Tuition: $1802 
      • ADG-S330 Motion Graphics

        Prerequisites:

        ADG S219 OR instructor approval

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        Enter the world of motion design and learn how to make movies that incorporate image, type and video. This class will focus on learning to create moving graphics that are geared toward being broadcast on television, web or film. Students will create time-based works such as title sequences, ads, and videos that they art direct. In the very near future, motion design will be a necessary skill for designers to compete in the marketplace. Motion design can be applied to many areas of graphic design from on-screen presentation to environmental design. During the class, students will build their motion design portfolio that will give them an edge above conventional print and web designers.

        Term:

        Offered Spring Term

      Section A
      F 10:15 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
      Instructor: Fuchel, J.
      Tuition: $1802 

      • ADG-S340 Web Design II

        Prerequisites:

        ADG S213 or Instructors permission

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This course is intended as a continuation of the experience gained in Web Design I. The objective of the course is the development of advanced conceptual skills such as prototyping, usability testing, interactive philosophy, accessibility, project and content management. Students will further develop their professional multimedia skills by working with HMTL, XHMTL, CSS and other industry-standard tools. JavaScript will be discussed and we will use Flash for animation and video. Current techniques for distributions on mobile devices will be explored. Software that will be used during the class will include Dreamweaver, Flash, and other professional level software tools.

      Section HYB1
      T 6 - 8:40 p.m.
      Instructor: Staff
      Tuition: $1802

      Section HYB2
      TH 6 - 8:40 p.m.
      Instructor: Kery, P.
      Tuition: $1802

      • ADG-S345 Graphic Design IV

        Prerequisites:

        ADG S344

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        A continuation of the concepts and skills developed in Graphic Design III and their application to more complex, multi-pieced, in-depth projects.

        Term:

        Offered Spring Term

      Section A
      T/TH 9:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
      Instructor: Marosek, W.
      Tuition: $1802 

      • ADG-S354 Advanced Computer Applications

        Prerequisites:

        ADG S201, ADG S206, and ADG S219

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This course is designed to further explore software applications for specific and experimental effects. It aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to choose the appropriate software application and to execute the desired design, focusing on the design itself rather than on the limitations of computer programs. The course also focuses on solving the technical and production problems when preparing artwork electronically for printing. Software applications include Adobe Creative Suite:InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

        Term:

        Offered Spring Term

      Section A
      T/TH 9:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
      Instructor: Fuchel, J.
      Tuition: $1802 

      • ADG-S360 Corporate Design

        Prerequisites:

        ADG S202 and ADG S207

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This course explores the issues of contemporary branding used to identify, establish and promote the business community. Specific emphasis will be placed on the analysis and development of corporate identity systems including the development of logotypes, stationery, signage systems, marketing collateral/advertising/direct mail campaign development, environmental graphics and websites.

        Term:

        Occasional

      Section A
      M/W 12:15 - 2:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Staff
      Tuition: $1802

      Interior Design

      Spring 2018 Courses 

      • ADI-01 Introduction to Interior Design & Decoration

        Credits:

        2.00

        Description:

        This elective course is designed to aid students in determining whether to pursue a career in interior design and decorating. Through both lectures and studio work, students will be shown basic drafting and graphic communication techniques used in presentation of visual ideas, as well as various elements of interior composition, such as space planning, color, furniture, finish and material selection. The final project will be suitable for inclusion in a portfolio. Normally offered each semester.

        Term:

        Offered Both Fall and Spring

      Section AE
      M 6:15 - 9:15 p.m. 
      Instructor: Staff
      Tuition: $1068

      • ADI-S106 Interior Design Communications

        Prerequisites:

        Take ADF-S101 ADI-S108 OR ADI-S205;

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        Interior Design Communications teaches students how drawing media, observational drawing, perspective theory, color and design graphics can be integrated into the designer's process. In addition to exploring contrast, accent, reflection, shade and shadow, the course underscores the importance of freehand sketching as a tool to foster intellectual inquiry and convey design concepts to a wider audience. The course introduces students to manual and digital methods for composing work for conceptual expression, technical drawing presentation, and portfolio purposes.

        Term:

        Offered Both Fall and Spring

      Section A
      T/TH 3:05 - 5:45 p.m.
      Instructor: Carella, S.
      Tuition: $1802

      Section BE
      T/TH 6 - 8:40 p.m.
      Instructor: Brus, M.
      Tuition: $1802 

      • ADI-S110 Digital Orthographics

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This course will provide students with an understanding of orthographic principles and their importance to spatial thinking and design communication. Students will produce manual drawings in order to manipulate scale. Students will employ Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software to create measured architectural plans, elevations and sections. The course will introduce students to file management skills and develop proficiency in using cloud based resources. Students will employ virtual workspaces to conduct work in, and out of class. Vector graphic software will also be used to compose work, manipulate technical drawings and illustrate plans and sections for portfolio use.

        Term:

        Offered Both Fall and Spring

      Section AE
      T/TH 6 - 8:40 p.m.
      Instructor: Staff
      Tuition: $1802

      • ADI-S202 Residential Design Studio

        Prerequisites:

        ADI S201 AND ADF S102

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This course addresses residential interior environments on a large scale. Students will develop client contact and programming skills. Emphasis will be placed on residential precedents, design process, human factors, accessibility, building codes, diagramming, spatial organization, detailing, presentation techniques, furnishings, finishes and lighting.

        Term:

        Offered Both Fall and Spring

      Section A
      T/TH 9:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
      Instructor: Staff
      Tuition: $1802 

      Section B
      T/TH 3:05 - 5:45 p.m.
      Instructor: Hackett, N.
      Tuition: $1802 

      • ADI-S215 Human Factors & Universal Design

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        In this course, students will explore how physiological and psychological factors inform the design of space. Students participate in a series of design challenges that explore topics such as anthropometrics, ergonomics, and proxemics. The seven principles of universal design will be examined through a sequence of charrette exercises. Students will solicit input from User-Experts and employ a more inclusive design process to develop equitable design solutions. In doing so, culture, gender, age, and physical ability will be identified as catalysts for creativity and innovation.

      Section A
      M/W 12:15 - 2:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Staff
      Tuition: $1802

      Section B
      M/W 3:15 - 5:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Staff
      Tuition: $1802

      • ADI-244 Interior Materials & Finishes

        Prerequisites:

        Intended for majors only

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        Students will study the visual qualities, technical characteristics and applications of the common materials and finishes used in interior installations. These materials include floor coverings, wall coverings, textiles, ceiling and sustainable materials. Related fire, health and safety codes, as well as maintenance and life cycle costs, will be discussed. Class material will be presented in the form of lectures, guest speakers and a tour of the Boston Design Center. Students will learn to analyze, select and specify materials and finishes for the appropriate applications, write specifications, and prepare a resource notebook.

        Term:

        Offered Both Fall and Spring

      Section A
      W 3:15 - 5:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Clarke, K.
      Tuition: $1602 

      • ADI-254 Lighting

        Prerequisites:

        Prior drafting or CAD experience recommended

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This course introduces students to the art and technology of lighting and explores the use of lighting as a design element in the interior environment. Class material will be presented as a series of lectures, readings and demonstrations. Students will learn to analyze interior lighting installations, calculate lighting levels for interiors, select appropriate light fixtures and prepare a lighting plan based on one of their studio projects.

        Term:

        Offered Both Fall and Spring

      Section A
      M 12:15 - 2:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Gitelman, A.
      Tuition: $1602 

      • ADI-S304 Furniture and Detailing Studio

        Prerequisites:

        ADI S201, ADI S264

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This course introduces students to the design process as it applies to furniture, addressing furniture ergonomics, materials, construction techniques, manufacturing and design. Students will research selected topics, and design seating, work/service pieces and cabinetry. Emphasis will be placed on furniture precedents, research, design process, human factors, accessibility, detailing, documentation and presentation techniques.

        Term:

        Offered Both Fall and Spring

      Section A
      F 10:15 a.m. -  4:10 p.m.
      Instructor: Solley, S.
      Tuition: $1802

      Section B
      F 10:15 a.m. -  4:10 p.m.
      Instructor: Brus, M.
      Tuition: $1802

      • ADI-S305 Contract Design Studio II

        Prerequisites:

        ADI S202, ADI 221, ADI S110

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This studio focuses on adaptive re-use and renovation of commercial interiors with attention given to historical buildings in the Boston area. Emphasis on creative problem-solving methods and a philosophical approach to medium- and large-scale hospitality and retail design projects. Students will be required to incorporate the skills and knowledge gained throughout their studies to create a comprehensive project, including presentation drawings, models, material and furniture boards, and a set of construction documents and specifications.

        Term:

        Offered Fall Term

      Section A
      T/TH 9:25 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
      Instructor: Gitelman, A.
      Tuition: $1802 

      • ADI-306 Portfolio

        Prerequisites:

        Senior Status

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This course employs manual and digital skills to develop a professional portfolio. Students will investigate key components of portfolio content and consider how existing graphic skills can be employed to demonstrate ideas creatively and substantively. Through hands-on mock up and layout techniques students compare and contrast different presentation formats in advance of digital composition. Students will also explore methods for documenting and archiving their own work. In addition to presenting final work, students will also explore ways to present research, schematic analysis and precedent investigations.

        Term:

        Offered Both Fall and Spring

      Section A
      T 3:05 - 5:45 p.m.
      Instructor: Gitelman, A.
      Tuition: $1602 

      • ADI-352 Environmental Systems

        Prerequisites:

        ADI 242

        Credits:

        3.00

        Description:

        This course studies mechanical, electrical, and plumbing technology and systems commonly employed in residential and commercial interiors. It will introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and basic components of these fields of engineering. This will enable students to integrate these building systems in their design work and communicate ideas effectively with project engineers and contractors. The course will include commonly used heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing piping and fixtures, fire sprinklers, electrical supply and distribution, smoke detection and fire alarm systems. Related mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes will also be discussed.

        Term:

        Offered Both Fall and Spring

      Section AE
      W 6:15 - 8:55 p.m.
      Instructor: Staff
      Tuition: $1602