Undergraduate

  • ADF-181 Ideas of Western Art I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will survey the major concepts and issues of Western Art, from prehistoric to the Early Renaissance. Architecture, sculpture and paintings will be studied individually for their formal elements and visual importance, and also within their own aesthetic, historic and cultural context. Class discussion and visual analysis of works of art will encourage personal interpretation and critical thinking.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ADF-182 Ideas of Western Art II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will survey the major concepts and issues of Western Art, from Renaissance to contemporary art. Architecture, sculpture and paintings will be studied individually for their formal elements and visual importance, and also within their own aesthetic, historic and cultural context. Class discussion and visual analysis of works of art will encourage personal interpretation and critical thinking.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ADF-S101 Foundation Drawing I

    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

  • ADF-S102 Foundation Drawing II

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S101

    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 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

  • ADF-S123 Painting

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S101, ADF S166

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this introductory course, students will learn to accurately perceive relationships of shape, form, color and value, and to translate that information through the medium of paint. In a series of in-class and outside projects on canvas, prepared paper and panel, students will explore various approaches to the use of acrylic and oil paint. Emphasis will be placed on the development of disciplined technical skills as well as the exploration of painting's potential as a medium of communication and creative visual expression.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADF-S143 Color

    Prerequisites:

    Intended for majors only

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course features a hands-on approach to the study of color as students create, modify and compare hues, values and strengths through the direct mixing and application of paint. Also explored will be issues of color harmony, chromatic light, space, color assimilation, and color psychology, as well as past and present views on the use of color in art and design. This intensive focus on the specific issues of color gives students experience with and flexibility in the use of color in their work.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADF-S151 2-Dimensional Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The focus of this course is the fundamental logic and structure of two-dimensional organization. Emphasis will be placed on the essential elements of visual language: line, shape, value and texture. Students will learn to develop dynamic approaches to visual problem solving by combining these elements into a unified whole. Skills will include technical proficiency in a variety of wet and dry media, appropriate presentation of work, and the ability to discuss work critically.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADF-S152 3-Dimensional Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S151 or ADF S166

    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

  • ADF-S154 Design: Issues & Process

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S151

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course involves comprehensive design projects which concern more advanced visual issues, executed in a wide variety of media. Decision-making in the creative process and the development of strong design concepts will be emphasized. Areas of study will include: an investigation of the real world concerns of fine artists and designers, non-Western imagery and culture, and visual social engagement.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADF-S156 Imaging

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S166

    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

  • ADF-S166 2D/Color

    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.

  • ADF-S171 Integrated Studio 1

    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.

  • ADF-S172 Integrated Studio 2

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S101

    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.

  • ADFA-304 Art and Architecture of the Italian Renaissance

    Prerequisites:

    ADF-182 and the Fine Art Program Director's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the students to Italian Renaissance art, artists and culture from the first evidence in the Italian Gothic (around the 1260's) to the Early and High Renaissance, predominantly in Florence and Venice, up to the 1600's. The course will survey the history of painting, sculpture and architecture as we study the works individually, for their formal elements and visual importance, but also within their aesthetic, historic, political and cultural context. Class discussion and a visual analysis of works of art will encourage personal interpretation and critical thinking. A list of terms related to the Renaissances introduces the language of art. Normally offered during the summer. Offered in Italy only.

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • ADFA-306 Art & Culture of Asia, Africa, South America and Oceania

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The coursework introduces students to the artistic and visual traditions from South and East Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas. In addition to the material culture of the particular region under study, the coursework will consider socio-political ideals, religious belief systems, and cultural principles that 'shaped' or informed the work and the ideology of civilizations beyond the Western hemisphere. Comparative analysis among non-western and western traditions will be used to critically analyze the salient points of influence, rejection and modifications of aesthetic affinities. Class lectures will be supplemented with museum seminars specifically the rich non-western collections at the MFA, Boston. Guided field trips to the museum will allow students to formally analyze the works of art discussed in lecture and text material.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Cultural Diversity BFA,Asian Studies,Humanities & History,Expanded Classroo

  • ADFA-344 Islamic Spain: Art and Architecture

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the Islamic influence in Spain through its art and architecture from its formative period in the eighth century through the fourteenth century and beyond to see the continuity and change of the Mozarabic style found locally in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, and Granada. Students will use formal analytical skills to critically explore works of art and architecture and will cultivate a 'lens' through which they will facilitate their understanding of the classic and contemporary material culture and fabric of Spain. Class meetings will be supplemented with field trips. Offered as needed.

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement,Humanities & History

  • ADFA-345 Art of India

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A chronological survey of South Asian art (2300 BCE - 1750 CE) including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Examination of art and architecture from their first and still mysterious beginnings in the Indus Valley, through the great masterpieces of Buddhist and Hindu art to the coming of Islam, including the eclectic culture of the Mughal courts and the golden age of miniature paintings. Consideration is given to the multiple aspects of patronage in Indian culture - religious, political, economic - through case studies of individual works of art and architecture. (Formerly HUM 345)

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature Requirement,Asian Studies

  • ADFA-346 Art of the Silk Road

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will examine the arts and architecture of the Silk Road, with particular attention to art of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. Historically, Inner Asia was marked by trade routes (the 'Silk Route' or 'Silk Road') which crisscrossed this vast landscape of deserts and mountains between China, India, the Iranian Plateau and the Mediterranean world. In addition to the art of these cultures, we will also look at the records of early Chinese travelers through Central Asia. (Formerly HUM 346) Offered as needed.

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature Requirement,Asian Studies

  • ADFA-400 Fine Arts Internship

    Prerequisites:

    Restricted to Juniors and Seniors

    Credits:

    3.00- 6.00

    Description:

    An elective course for those who wish to pursue issues of artistic development to a further degree, this internship may involve assisting an established member of the local art community (in his or her own studio) in the preparation, marketing and exhibition of his work. Internships in area galleries or museums are also an option. The purpose of the internship will be to give students experience in real world aspects of the artistic life for which he or she has so far prepared only in the classroom setting. Participating students will earn credit based on the number of hours devoted to the internship. One credit will be given for every 45 hours of internship time, and all hours must be verified in writing for credit given.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • ADFA-500 Fine Arts Directed Study

    Prerequisites:

    consent of Program director required

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    The student completes a directed study project, either studio (ADFA S500) or non-studio (ADFA 500) under the supervision of a fine arts full-time faculty member. Please see Directed Study elsewhere in this catalog for details. Independent study forms are available from the Office of the Academic Dean and Registrar. All independent study request forms must be accompanied by a written proposal and must be approved by the individual faculty member, the Fine Arts Program Director, the NESADSU Chairman, and the Academic Dean. Normally available every semester.

  • ADFA-S201 Drawing: Language of Light

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S102

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is an extensive exploration of the human form and how it is represented in drawing. Refining their drawing skills, students use a variety of dry media (graphite, charcoal, pastel, collage) to articulate figure/plane

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADFA-S204 Sculptural Thinking

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADF-S152

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Art is not just visual. Artists also think with their hands", understanding that engagement with the physical world is vital to the creative process, and often gives rise to unexpected and fruitful ideas. In this course, students will explore traditional and experimental sculptural processes in a spirit of directed play", focusing on both intuitive and critical responses to materials.

  • ADFA-S212 Figure Painting: Issues in Contemporary Realism

    Prerequisites:

    Fine Art Program Director Approval needed

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course functions as a lab for students to improve their painting skills. Working directly from the models, beginning and more advanced students will explore technique at their own level. Tri-weekly poses will allow in-depth investigation and complex images to develop. Students can work with the painting medium of their choice. Historical and contemporary painters will be used to further the students progress. Open to majors and non-majors.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • 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

  • ADFA-S241 Advanced Painting

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S123.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will involve the concepts and techniques of 20th and 21st century painting. Students develop an individual approach to non-objective and objective painted space. Open-ended assignments, lectures, critiques and discussions will clarify the work students produce. Substantial independent studio time allows students to focus on work that responds to contemporary issues in painting.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADFA-S242 Sculpture Studio

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S152

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A focused study on the language of dimensionality in sculpture, students will explore traditional and non-traditional materials. Issues of craft, concept and context will aid students in developing work that responds to currents in contemporary sculpture. This class will also provide students with a substantial grounding in 20th and 21st century sculptural theory and practice.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADFA-S251 Printmaking Studio

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S102

    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. Open to NESADSU majors only.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADFA-S271 Fine Arts Seminar I

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S102 ADF S123, and ADF S152

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Fine Arts Seminar is designed as a vehicle for students to develop a personal relationship to contemporary art theory and practice. Questions are posed as a point of departure for the students to generate work. Visiting artists and weekly gallery and museum visits aid in examining aspects of current art making in order to assist students in creating a strong vision for their work. Restricted to Fine Arts Majors only.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADFA-S272 Fine Arts Seminar I

    Prerequisites:

    ADFA S271

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A continuation of the first semester, this course aids students in recognizing the patterns and questions posed in their own studio practices. A large number of technical approaches to content will be explored.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADFA-S311 Contemporary Trends & Practices

    Prerequisites:

    Intended for Majors only

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Contemporary Trends & Practices moves art theory into the studio and the studio out into the world. Students will look at the most significant artists and movements of the past 50 years while examining their social, cultural and political context. Canonized contemporary art categories (postmodernism, appropriation, anti-art and performance art are some examples) are assigned as group projects. Movements, strategy or style of art making is discussed as an expressive problem solving experience, blurring the lines between media. This course conflates contemporary art history with contemporary art practices.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADFA-S330 Experimental Drawing & Painting

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADF-S123; or Instructor's Permission.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to provide a workshop style environment for students to achieve an increasingly sophisticated level of mastery. Students are encouraged to develop their own area of interest in painting and drawing. In class models will be available to those who want to work figuratively. Individual and group critiques are integrated into the semesters work. The class will study the works of contemporary and historical painters. This is not a class for beginning students.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADFA-S342 Advanced Sculpture

    Prerequisites:

    ADFA S242

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course, students will explore contemporary sculptural issues, using a variety of found and generated materials. The process of installation, wall, floor, self-supported pieces and environmental works will be investigated.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADFA-S344 Advanced Drawing Issues

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADFA-S272;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course has students assess their work of the past several years in order to determine current and future goals. Students use the tools they find in the relationship between 2D and 3D in order to define contemporary drawing for themselves.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADFA-S345 Advanced Printmaking

    Prerequisites:

    ADFA S251 or instructor permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In Advanced Printmaking students will explore issues of technique, scale and multiple press runs that are not feasible within the context of the beginning Printmaking course. In this advanced course students will focus on a chosen area of traditional or contemporary print media, ranging from etching, digital imaging, lithography, paper molding, and photocopying, to relief and screen printing. Through the use of theory and developed skill, the course will allow students to create print-based works of an increasingly professional standard in both two and three dimensions. Students will undertake projects both as separate entities and as combined installed pieces, aimed at encouraging an individual, creative and professional approach to printmaking in the context of contemporary art practice.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADFA-S361 Figure Studio: 2D

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S123 AND ADFA S241

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This painting course is designed to provide an in-depth study and practice of two-dimensional contemporary figuration. Basing all students on the Masters and movements of the past, this course focuses on the methodology and effects of four major figurative painters from late-twentieth century through the present.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADFA-S362 Figure Studio: 3D

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADF-S152 ADFA-S361;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This sculpture course considers the figure in its importance both as a historical element and as a reflection and definition of self. Established an understanding of the figurative form in the space by relating gesture and structure through manipulated form. Weight, mass, plane and volume are considered while working directly from the model.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADFA-S365 Advanced Figure Studio

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is an extension of the Figure Studio 2D & 3D course. The focus will be on advanced figuration in relation to contemporary and historical works. Students will work in any media that pertains to their exploration of depiction and content. Students are expected to work in consultation with the professor in class and in their individual studios.

  • ADFA-S371 Fine Arts Seminar II

    Prerequisites:

    ADFA S271 and ADFA S272

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this third semester of the Seminar sequence, students are responsible for integrating their visual culture influences and references within an expanded body of work.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADFA-S372 Fine Arts Seminar II

    Prerequisites:

    ADFA S271 and ADFA S272 and ADFA S371

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    During this final Seminar semester, the focused studio practices of students are channeled into the development of their final thesis exhibition. The four-semester Fine Arts Seminar sequence.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADFA-S380 Advanced Seminar Projects

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADFA-S272;

    Credits:

    3.00- 6.00

    Description:

    This course functions as a bridge between the undergraduate processes of Fine Arts Seminar and the postgraduate environment of the visual arts. Particular attention will be paid to the contexts used by students to define their work in relation to feed back of professional outside reviewers. Individual contracts between faculty and student will be developed at the beginning of each semester. Contracts will assess the priorities for the work and adapt studio practices for the creation of new work. A research component will be attached when awarding 4-6 credits.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADFA-S410 Senior Thesis

    Prerequisites:

    Fine Arts Senior status required.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This senior-level course readies the student for the furtherance of his or her career as a creative artist. Though the development of a written artist's statement, slide and electronic documentation and the charting of their individual artistic lineage, students will begin to place themselves within the context of the contemporary art world. Normally offered Spring semester.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADFA-S500 Drawing Fine Arts Directed Studio

    Prerequisites:

    Fine Art Program Director Approval needed

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    The student completes a directed study project, either studio (ADFA S500) or non-studio (ADFA 500) under the supervision of a full time fine arts faculty member. Please see Directed Study elsewhere in this catalog for details. Independent study forms are available from the Office of the Academic Dean and Registrar. All independent study projects must be approved by the individual faculty member, the Fine Arts Program Director, and the NESADSU Chairman. Normally available every semester.

  • ADG-100 Fundamentals of Graphic Design

    Credits:

    2.00

    Description:

    This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of communication problem-solving, such as research, typography, concept and design development, and will expose students to the basic concepts of graphic design, including such specialties as advertising, corporate design and packaging. The primary purpose of the course is to aid students in deciding whether to pursue a career in graphic design. This course is a prerequisite for admission into the Electronic Graphic Design Certificate Program. A grade of B or better in this course will waive the standard portfolio requirement.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADG-224 History of Graphic Design

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The first part of the course will focus on the history of graphic design from prehistoric times to the Industrial Revolution, including the origins of graphic communications in the ancient world, the development of the alphabet and early printing and typography. The second portion will concentrate on the period from the late 19th century to the present, and will include the Arts and Crafts Movement, the various-isms and their influence on modern art, the Bauhaus and International Style, and contemporary visual systems and image making.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ADG-337 Professional Practice

    Prerequisites:

    Senior BFA status

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This senior-year course is designed to provide final preparation for employment in the field of graphic design. In addition to helping each student develop a professional portfolio, the course will provide students with practical knowledge of the business aspects of graphic design, interviewing skills, resume preparation, personal branding and help students target internship opportunities for the following semester.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADG-400 Graphic Design Internship

    Prerequisites:

    Senior BFA status.

    Credits:

    3.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Seniors are required to pursue an internship with a local graphic design firm, whose work is directly related to that students intended area of professional concentration. Interns will observe and participate in all office procedures permitted by their place of internship and will be required to maintain a notebook of their observations. Required classroom seminars will reinforce new skills, share learning experiences and answer questions or concerns.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • ADG-500 Graphic Design Directed Study

    Prerequisites:

    Consent of Program Director required

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The student completes a directed study project, under the supervision of a graphic design faculty member. All Directed Study request forms must be accompanied by a written proposal and schedule and must be approved by the faculty member, the Graphic Design Program Director, and the department Chair.

  • ADG-510 Graphic Design Undergraduate Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    An independent study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    An Independent Study provides the student with the opportunity to examine an issue of interest that falls outside the parameters of the existing curricula. The student will work on a one-on-one basis with a full-time faculty member to realize a particular and well-defined goal. All proposals for Independent Study must be approved by the Deans Office in advance of the semester during which the work will be completed.

  • ADG-S201 Basic Typography

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S151 OR ADF S166

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will introduce students to the creative use of typography in the design process and will provide them with the skills and knowledge necessary to design with type.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • 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

  • ADG-S204 Design Beyond Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on the multi-disciplinary nature of the graphic design profession and the designer as a visual communicator, critical thinker and problem solver. Students will be exposed to a series of outside topics to which they will apply design solutions, mirroring the range of fields in which designers today are employed.

  • ADG-S206 Graphic Design I

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S151 OR ADF S166

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Emphasizing the creative process from thumbnail to comprehensive, the course will also introduce the student to the language, tools, and techniques of the professional graphic designer. Attention will be paid to conceptualization, production and presentation in solving design problems. This course will expose students to a series of assignments designed to show step-by-step problem solving from observation and research, to the incorporation of these findings into the design of communication vehicles.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • 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

  • ADG-S213 Web Design I

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S219

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will introduce basic web site design and creation skills to students in order to prepare them for more advanced study in Web Design II. The class will use a variety of industry standard software to design and create basic working websites. Students will learn HTML, XHTML and CSS. Javascript, Flash and Action Scripting will be discussed and presented as supplemental tools. Information architecture, wire frames, interface design, user experience and web page layouts will be explored. The history, societal context and future of new media will be discussed throughout the semester.

  • ADG-S214 Illustration for Designers

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S102

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the skills necessary for meeting clients illustration needs in a variety of media appropriate to their context. Emphasis will be placed on developing the ability to draw real objects and real people while advancing a personal style. Students' development of visual research and photo reference, thumbnailing and rendering skills for a presentation of ideas and concepts while designing the proper environment for their illustration will be required.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADG-S219 Computer Applications in Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course students will learn the major software applications used by graphic designers, such as Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Through a series of problems, students will learn how and when to use specific software to produce their solutions and prepare portfolio-quality design.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADG-S250 Graphic Design I-II

    Prerequisites:

    Open to MAGD Accelerated Program Students only.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Emphasizing the creative process from thumbnail to comprehensive, this course will also introduce students to language, tools and techniques of the professional graphic designer. Attention will be paid to the conception, production, and presentation in solving design problems. This course will expose students to a series of exercises designed to show how to get from observation and research, to the incorporation of these findings into the design of communication vehicles (logos, brochures, posters, ads, etc.) on a variety of scales. As a survey of graphic design, the goal of this course is to deal with typical problems faced by graphic designers in their profession.

    Term:

    Summer

  • ADG-S302 Italian Journal: Painting and Drawing On Paper

    Prerequisites:

    Instructors Consent

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This faculty-led study abroad course introduces the skills necessary for meeting clients' illustration needs in a variety of media appropriate to context. Florence, Italy and its environs will serve as the subject matter and catalyst in developing the ability to draw objects, i.e. Architecture, people and landscape while advancing a personal style. Study will begin with a pre-departure journal/book binding workshop at Suffolk University and then to the outdoors in and around Florence, Italy, Tuscan hill towns and the Veneto, where students will explore basic illustration styles, methods and techniques.

    Term:

    Summer

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • ADG-S305 Conceptual Typography

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADG-S202

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to build on core typography knowledge and further students' understanding of the conceptual possibilities of using type in design. Advanced typographic problems requiring the implementation of both traditional and alternative methods will facilitate a deeper exploration of modern communication issues including layered hierarchies, type in motion, typographic voice and illustration.

  • ADG-S311 Integrated Advertising

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S206 and ADG S219

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will provide instruction towards creatively translating marketing needs into innovative and effective advertising solutions through a series of challenging projects. Students will learn skills applicable to the advertising industry by focusing on creative executions across multiple-media applications including print, direct mail, collateral, outdoor, online, and other media. There will be emphases on idea generation and campaign development with the goal of message communication through the balance of various elements including page design, copywriting, typography, illustration, photography, and visual effects. The history of advertising from the early 20th century to the ever-changing complexity of today's digital landscape will be studied.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S312 Packaging Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S201 or ADG S601 AND ADG S206 or ADG S606 AND ADG S219 or ADG S619 OR Instructor Permission.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course, students will study the evolution and history of packaging design, discuss philosophies, learn industry terminology and examine contemporary designs. Using case studies, students will analyze the package design process from concept to production and over the course of the semester, develop a line of packaging and supporting marketing materials for one brand. Guest lectures and field trips will supplement readings and in-class discussions, which will address brand extension and consistency, packaging templates, professional procedures, product photography and printing.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S316 Interactive Project Development

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S340 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will allow students to take the skills learned in Web I, Web II and Advanced Topics, and apply them to the kinds of projects they'll see in a professional setting. The class will focus on challenging students to develop a holistic understanding of how the code they write affects their designs, and vice versa, and to think about how all aspects of building a website affect the final user experience. There will also be a strong emphasis on expanding student digital portfolios, with numerous projects based on actual client requests, fully mobile-friendly responsive sites, group projects and more. Students will learn related skills like server management, search engine optimization and how to work as part of a team. This class is intended to prepare students who plan to enter the web and interactive fields upon graduation.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S328 Designing for the Greater Good

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S207 and ADG S219

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this class,students will study contemporary models of inspiring change through branding, systems design, and product design, and explore how design can have an impact in raising awareness and funding for social, environmental, political, and health issues. Students will work on three integrated design campaigns projects focused in social innovation, design of community, connected to health, and environmental impact to learn how to identify the opportunities to inspire change through design, and how to leverage print, social media, new fundraising tools, and online resources to create a successful effort. Students will also explore successful case studies in cause-related design.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • 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

  • ADG-S334 Publication Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S202 and ADG S207 and ADG S219 or Instructor's Consent.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will focus on the skills necessary to create publications such as books, magazines, annual reports and catalogs. The goals of this course are three-fold: to further enhance the understanding of typography in regard to publications, to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to design publications for either a print or digital environment, and to integrate the students' own art and/or photography in their work.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • 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.

  • ADG-S343 Advanced Topics in Interactive Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADG-S340;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to follow Web II (ADG S340/ADG S740) and will prepare students for the real-world experiences designers often encounter in the field of interactive media. Students will continue their exploration of interactive design and choose a final project direction that furthers their understanding of interactive media. These topics include designing for and implementing Content Management Systems, designing and production for mobile computing platform uses, cross platform compatibility and concepts of information architecture, and designing with an emphasis on market needs for multimedia.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S344 Graphic Design III

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S202, ADG S207, and ADG S219

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This continuation of Graphic Design I and II (ADG S206, 207) will concentrate on increasing sophistication in creative problem-solving abilities. Students will also develop an understanding of prepress terms and operations and the impact of technology on those operations. It will also provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enable students to make appropriate prepress decisions regarding more complex projects. Senior status preferred.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • 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

  • ADG-S348 Advanced Illustration for Designers

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S214

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on the preparation of illustration for specific markets within the graphic design product development and publishing fields. Independent development and proficiency in a variety of media and the learning of different methods of preparing artwork for reproduction in traditional printed and/or digital environments will be covered. The continuation of the development of a personal sketchbook, photo reference, and the shooting of photographs for research will be further explored.

  • 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

  • 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

  • ADG-S365 Digital Photography

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course offers students the experience of creating digital and film photographs while studying concepts of art direction and techniques that can enhance their compositions. The primary objective is to generate professional still and motion images for digital media, including the Web. Students will manipulate their photographic images using Photoshop rather than the traditional darkroom. Students will also learn how to photograph their own artwork and use a digital camera. Advanced students will be encouraged to explore independent tracks of study.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S366 Environmental Graphic Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S202, ADG S207 and ADG S219

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A cross disciplinary course bringing together interior design students and graphic design students to collaborate on problem solving in the visual and built environments. In the studio, students will be exposed to design issues and problems, both experiential and graphic. Students will be working in teams bringing new insight to solutions for a variety of client/project types. Field trips to fabricators, professional firms and EGD sites will be included. This is a survey class designed to introduce students to ways of producing three dimensional graphic design projects within the built environment.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S370 Artists' Books

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADG-S201 ADG-S206 or Instructor's permission.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will cover traditional book design and construction techniques, as well as contemporary, non-traditional methods. Students will learn to blend design, craftsmanship and content to create books that are themselves works of art. This is a hands-on studio course.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S410 Thesis Studio

    Prerequisites:

    Senior BFA standing required.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The Thesis Studio involves the application of previously learned studio skills in a detailed investigation of a design project relating to the student's intended professional area of specialization. Normally offered spring semester.

  • ADG-S500 Graphic Design Directed Studio

    Prerequisites:

    Consent of Program Director required.

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    The student completes a directed studio project under the supervision of a graphic design faculty member. All Directed Studio request forms must be accompanied by a written proposal and schedule and must be approved by the faculty member, the Graphic Design Program Director, and the department Chair.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADG-S510 Graphic Design Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    Consent of Program Director required.

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    In an Independent Studio/Study, the student works in an independent fashion, pursuing an area of study that is outside the scope of existing curricula. Independent Studio/Study courses require CAS Dean's approval in addition to departmental approval.

  • 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

  • ADI-221 History of Furniture & Architecture I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The goal of this course is the enhancement of the student's critical comprehension of historic styles and the impact they have on contemporary design solutions. The survey begins with the Egyptian period and provides an overview of the history of furniture and architecture through the mid-1700s, including ancient Greece and Rome, the Gothic and Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods. Emphasis will be placed on chronological periods, the visual characteristics of each style including regional idiosyncrasies, and the terminology germane to a study of furniture and architecture.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ADI-222 History of Furniture & Architecture II

    Prerequisites:

    ADI 221

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A continuation of History of Furniture & Architecture I, this course will extend the investigation of furniture and architecture into the 20th century, while addressing issues concerning preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use. Drawing on the vast resources of the city of Boston and its environs, students will become actively involved in stylistic progression, local living history, and the benefits of preserving our past for future generations. Field trips will include visits to restored Federal, Victorian and Contemporary venues.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ADI-234 Introduction to Interior Design Theory & Criticism

    Prerequisites:

    Taken concurrently with ADI S201

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the important individuals, ideas and issues that have shaped the direction of contemporary interior design practice in the twentieth century, building upon the historical foundation established by the Ideas of Western Art and History of Furniture and Architecture classes. Intermixing lectures and readings with visits to important local buildings, it discusses the influences of culture, technology, fashion and media upon the work and thinking of the first generation of modern designers, as well as emerging social, moral and environmental imperatives that will form the basis of future practice; cultural identity, interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainability and universal design.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADI-242 Interior Codes & Construction

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: ADI S110 or S510.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines various interior construction assemblies of non-load-bearing walls, load-bearing walls, floors, stairs, elevators, fireplaces, ceilings, doors, interior windows, frames, millwork and fire-related construction. Emphasis will be placed on building codes including state, BOCA, Underwriters Laboratory, ASTM, state and federal accessibility codes and construction materials. Students will also be introduced to basic structural concepts and characteristics of structural materials.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • 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

  • 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

  • ADI-306 Portfolio

    Prerequisites:

    Senior Status

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course teaches students how to develop a professional portfolio. Students will investigate overall development of portfolio content, substance, and design through a variety of hands-on exercises including digital and mock-up layout techniques; methods of documenting and archiving work; presentation formats; design influence investigation, and more.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • 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

  • ADI-384 Interiors Marketing & Contracts

    Prerequisites:

    ADI-S201; Intended for majors only

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will cover the business aspects of interior design, including firm management, client, and contractor relationships, project management, proposal writing, and market resourcing. In addition, students will be exposed to career planning practices, such as portfolio development, resume preparation and interviewing techniques. Tours of architectural and interior design firms will also be included.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-398 Senior Programming & Pre-Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S201, ADI S202, ADI S303, ADI S304, ADI S372

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to be the first part of the BFA Senior Studio in Interior Design. The senior ID project is intended as the culmination of the interior design studio sequence. It is an individual effort, supported by the studio faculty, that is inclusive of the entire design process from the programming phase through final design and documentation. The objective of part one, Senior Programming & Pre-Design, is for individual students to research, develop, and draft a program document which will guide their design work in part two, Senior Studio. Students will explore the possible project types and precedents, select and develop a client profile and program, and research and analyze an architectural site. Written and graphic analysis tools will be employed. The preliminary conceptual (pre-design) phase of work is also introduced.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADI-400 Interior Design Internship

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S202 and ADI S303; senior BFA standing required. This course fulfills the Expanded Classroom Requirement

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    With the assistance of the faculty advisor, each student will identify an appropriate internship site with a local interior design firm. All interns are required to complete 120 hours of work/study within the semester, working a minimum of 8 hours per week under the direction of a qualified Interior Designer. Interns are expected to contribute to the host firm at a high level of design interaction. All interns will meet bi-weekly with the faculty advisor. The classroom seminars will reinforce new skills, share learning experiences, and answer questions or concerns. A firm site visit, production of firm profile, and participation in a professional organization are required within the seminar.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • ADI-500 Interior Design Directed Study

    Prerequisites:

    Consent of Program Director required.

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Directed Study/Studio allows students to pursue an in-depth research project in an area of particular interest, directed by a qualified faculty member. Available every semester.

  • ADI-H500 Interior Design Directed Study

    Prerequisites:

    Consent of Program Director required.

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Directed Study/Studio allows students to pursue an in-depth research project in an area of particular interest, directed by a qualified faculty member. Available every semester.

  • 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

  • ADI-S108 Perspective Principles

    Prerequisites:

    Prior or concurrent drawing experience

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the systems of perspective developed during the Renaissance as a means of creating the illusion of 3-dimensional space on a 2-dimensional surface. Using 1-, 2-, and 3-point perspective, students will learn to effectively represent space. Basic drafting techniques and architectural scale are introduced. Both free-hand sketching and technical drawing methods will be emphasized. Manipulation of drawing through computerized scanning and digital photography included.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S110 Digital Orthographics

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADI-S108 OR ADI-S205;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will enable the student to produce, manipulate and print 2-dimensional drawings using digital software including Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). Students will acquire the skills necessary for producing measured architectural plans, elevations and sections as well as isometric and axonometric drawing types. Fundamentals of illustrating drawings in color, light and shadow through digital programs will be introduced.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S201 Interior Design Studio I

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S152, ADF S143, ADI S110 Prior to or concurrent with ADI 234 Take ADI S106 or ADI S205

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This studio introduces students to basic design principles, design theory and concept development. Emphasis will be placed on design process, problem solving, spatial organization, anthropometrics, universal design awareness, and presentation techniques. Students will be given a series of projects of increasing complexity, utilizing and building upon the skills developed in the Foundation courses. Students will be expected to produce process diagrams, plans, elevations, models, and finish boards.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • 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

  • ADI-S264 Advanced Interior Design Communication

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S106 and ADI S110

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to advance and reinforce presentation techniques and graphic technical skills introduced in Interior Design Communications. Students will continue to develop their proficiency in free hand sketching, rendering and perspective, and will learn various three-dimensional rendering software and other digital imaging techniques.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S303 Contract Design Studio I

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S102, ADI S201, ADI 242, ADI 244, ADI S264

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This commercial design studio focuses on the design of work environments. Students will develop programming and space planning skills unique to these environments through a series of small- to medium-sized projects. Emphasis will be placed on commercial precedents, programming, design process, human factors, building codes, ADA, spatial organization, detailing, presentation techniques, office furniture systems, equipment, finishes, and lighting.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • 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

  • 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

  • ADI-S372 Construction Documents

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S110 AND ADI S201

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Building on the curriculum of Orthogonal Drawing, this course will explore in more detail the features of CAD and BIM software. Programs will be used as tools to draft, organize, and produce a set of construction documents. Students will complete a full set of contract documents.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S401 Senior Studio

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S201, ADI S202, ADI S303, ADI S304, ADI S305, ADI S372 AND ADI 398

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This studio course completes the undergraduate studio sequence in Interior Design. This final design studio emphasizes individual competence with respect to the total design process. Students will utilize the research and programming document produced in ADI 398, Senior Programming & Pre-Design, to develop a comprehensive design solution for their individual studio problem through schematics, design development, presentation drawings and specifications.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADIL-224 History of Illustration

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on how images have illustrated ideas, told stories, conveyed information and assisted in human communication throughout history. Through presentation, lecture, discussion, research, field trips and selected readings, students will explore historical antecedents and significant trends in illustration through the mid-20th century. Important illustration markets and applications will be emphasized, and notable artists and artworks will be presented in the context of the larger culture. The changing role, employment status and professional practices of the commercial artist will be discussed with attention paid to the impact of new technologies on markets for Illustration, and the impact of economics on intellectual property rights.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADIL-338 Illustration Professional Practices

    Prerequisites:

    ADIL-S301

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to contemporary professional practices within a broad range of specializations and related fields. Students identify personal interests, capabilities and strengths, and the career priorities and goals that will influence their lives as creative professionals. Self-employment, marketing and promotion will be explored in depth, and small business practices will be covered. Students will identify and investigate potential clients and employers, professional competitions and organizations that provide opportunities for networking and will polish their interviewing and presentation skills. Students will produce a professional resume, design a personal logo and direct marketing/email promotion, and prepare artwork for offset printing. Contemporary issues within the illustration profession and practical topics like reproduction rights, pricing, negotiation, contracts, bookkeeping, taxes, insurance and retirement will be discussed. Students will also produce proposals for two courses, Collaboration and Studio Project for the final semester.

  • ADIL-400 Illustration Internship

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADIL-338;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Illustration Majors may choose to complete an Illustration Internship in substitution for the course Collaboration (ADIL-S402). The Internship is designed to give students experience and exposure to the professional world of illustration or an illustration-related field in order to prepare for employment. Student interns work on a part-time basis, essentially as apprentice employees. Interns maintain a journal of activities and observations. Classroom seminars will provide opportunities for reinforcing new skills, sharing learning experiences and discussing concerns. Before the end of the junior year, students interested in an internship should investigate potential employment directly related to their intended area of professional concentration. All internships must be approved in advance by the Illustration Program Director and should be completed during the senior year or the prior summer semester.

  • ADIL-S201 Illustration I: Visual Communication

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADF-S102 ADF-S166;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces fundamental concepts and principles of visual syntax with emphasis on the development of visual literacy. Topics include staging, lighting and atmosphere, implied and sequential narrative, iconography and visual metaphor. Informed by lecture, discussion with defined objectives and considerations, and examples, students will explore these concepts through a series of assignments related to audience and function. Through preliminary studies and sketches, students explore multiple solutions with consideration of concept, drawing issues, composition and technique. Students are encouraged employ their medium of choice and utilize methods learned in Traditional Techniques.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADIL-S202 Illustration II: Process & Practice

    Prerequisites:

    ADIL-S201;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course expands on the process of the concepts and principles introduced in Illustration I with emphasis on idea generation and picture making. Assignments emphasize all aspects of preliminary stages and final art. Each assignment addresses a particular market and target audience with special emphasis on traditional narrative illustration that involves clothed figure models, other visual reference, and theatrical staging. Students will practice problem-solving within a defined set of parameters, using a medium of choice and utilizing approaches learned in Traditional Techniques and Digital Techniques. Emphasis is placed on the need to preserve spontaneity and vitality in task-based creative work. Various pre-production, formatting and presentation requirements for effective print and digital reproduction are also demonstrated.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADIL-S214 Illustration for Designers

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S102

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the skills necessary for meeting clients' illustration needs in a variety of media appropriate to their context. Emphasis will be placed on developing the ability to draw real objects and real people while advancing a personal style. Development of visual research and photo reference, thumbnailing and rendering skills for ones presentation of ideas and concepts while designing the proper environment for their illustration will be required.

  • ADIL-S223 Traditional Techniques

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADF-S102, ADF-S166;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course students will explore a variety of wet and dry media traditionally used for art reproduction. A range of approaches, from precise to expressive, will be explored. Assignments will involve a wide range of subject matter (still life, wildlife, landscape, and human figure) drawn or painted from direct observation, photo reference, and invention. Students will explore fundamental principles of design and color through composition, with an emphasis on technical experimentation and practice.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADIL-S255 Digital Techniques

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADF-S101 and ADF-S166;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course builds on the introduction to digital media presented in the Foundation curriculum. Students will work primarily from direct observation utilizing drawing,painting and photo manipulation software,vector-based graphics software as well as Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and Corel Painter. The course includes an introduction to 3D modeling software. Similarities and compatibilities among-and essential differences between-applications are emphasized. Basic scanning, formatting, printing and presentation procedures will be covered with emphasis on file management, and the use of Help menus and online tutorials. Practice and experimentation will be emphasized, and issues of color and composition will be addressed.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADIL-S270 3D Modeling

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S102 and ADF-S166

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course addresses basic digital 3D modeling for film and interactive graphics and animation techniques used in computer animation, game development, visual effects and concept and production art. Students will be prepared for more advanced training in modeling, rigging and animation. Using the basic functions and tools of Mudbox, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of polygon modeling and sculpting. They will explore Maya, using components to make objects and images to create skins and map textures with essential training in rendering, exporting, compositing and file management. Students will design simplified figurative characters posed in simple environments, explore basic rigging and 3D manipulation, use photo manipulation to create complex textures, and implement pan, tracking and simple walking animations.

  • ADIL-S301 Illustration III: Style & Substance

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADIL-S202;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the elements of visual style, the relationship between style and meaning, and the role and impact of stylistic trends in illustration. Taken concurrently with History of Illustration, students will explore aesthetic and historical references from both the fine and applied arts with emphasis on the expressive and conceptual use of stylistic elements. Assignments include an interdisciplinary collaborative project and the integration of text. The topics of art direction and audience will be discussed, and the choices of art buyers and the tastes of the general public will be analyzed. Students will practice their preferred media and technical approach as they develop awareness of elements that contribute to the characteristic look that identifies their work.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADIL-S302 Illustration IV: Originality & Creativity

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADIL-S301;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides an opportunity for students to consolidate the knowledge and experience from the three previous semesters of Illustration to expand their conceptual and technical skills as they strive for a synthesis of concept, process, technique, and style. Students will explore innovative and personal ways to express visual ideas, while focusing on advanced assignments that address a variety of real world applications and genres. Progressing from instructor-defined to student-defined objectives, assignments provide opportunity for students to develop an efficient and dependable ideation process and technical competence in a preferred medium. In the final weeks, students will be asked to develop a draft Studio Project Proposal Outline for the following semester.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADIL-S307 Concept Visualization

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADIL-S201 and ADIL-S255 or ADG-S219;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This studio elective explores the basic components of the pre-production process for animation, computer games, film and television - concept, character design, properties and assets, backgrounds and environments. Using a given story sequence and working as a team, students will produce everything from plot analysis to storyboards, maquettes, dioramas, background layouts and matte painting. Both aesthetic and technical issues will be addressed, with emphasis on effective process, including research and generation of ideas. Theories of dramatic staging, atmospheric and linear perspective and anatomy of visual storytelling will be reviewed with attention to narrative sequence, point of view, action, transitions and editing. Students will work with a variety of traditional 2D and 3D media and computer applications for drawing and painting (Photoshop, Painter, SketchUp, Blender, Maya)and be introduced to professional practices and presentation.

  • ADIL-S401 Studio Project

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADIL-S302;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course students research and explore an interdisciplinary subject of personal interest and social, cultural, scientific or commercial relevance. Students will analyze and synthesize a body of information and data, and produce original visual works that effectively communicate and explore this knowledge to a particular audience. Students are encouraged to seek original solutions, new methods and experimental approaches. Throughout this semester of rigorous intellectual and creative exploration, students will document and evaluate their ideas, research activities and the tangible results in the form of a visual journal; experience and insights will be more valuable than product.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADIL-S402 Collaboration

    Prerequisites:

    ADIL-S302

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides the opportunity for Illustration seniors to develop creative projects in partnership with students from any Suffolk University major, students from another school, outside industry professionals or pro bono clients. Content, produced by someone other than the student illustrator, must derive from an existing, previously published source. A student may undertake several smaller projects or a single large project during the semester. A finalized proposal and timeline, drafted in Professional Practice, is approved during the first week of class. Students will also invite an outside professional to evaluate the work as part of the final senior portfolio review.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADIL-S410 Portfolio

    Prerequisites:

    TAKE ADIL-S302;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course involves concentrated studio practice within a student's preferred illustration-related field, genre, or market, working with the subject matter, media, and format of their choice for a targeted audience. Projects developed in the Professional Practice course may involve existing or self-generated content(creative writing, story treatment, clothing design, product design, etc.) Students will reproduce their work in print format and on a website. They will participate in a solo or group exhibition and invite an outside professional to evaluate the work as part of the final senior portfolio review.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADIL-S500 Illustration Directed Studio

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's Approval

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The student completes a directed studio project under the supervision of a full-time Illustration faculty member. Directed Studio request forms must be accompanied by a written proposal with a schedule and must be approved by the instructor, the Illustration Program Director, and the Department Chair.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Graduate

  • ADG-624 History of Graphic Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The first part of this course will focus on the history of graphic design from prehistoric times to the Industrial Revolution, including the origins of graphic communications in the ancient world, the development of the alphabet and early printing methods, and typography. The second portion will concentrate on the period from the mid 19th-century to the present, and will include the Arts and Crafts Movement, the various 'isms' and their influence on modern art, the Bauhaus and International Style, and contemporary visual systems and image making.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADG-637 Professional Practice

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to provide final preparation for employment in the field of graphic design. In addition to helping each student develop a professional portfolio, the course will provide students with practical knowledge of the business aspects of graphic design, interviewing skills, resume preparation, personal branding and help students target internship opportunities for the following semester.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADG-700 Graphic Design Graduate Internship

    Prerequisites:

    Consent of Program Director required.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to explore areas within the graphic design field that they have not previously experienced. Interns will observe and participate in all office procedures permitted by their place of internship and will be required to maintain a journal of their observations and submit sample work. Required classroom seminars will reinforce new skills, share learning experiences, and answer questions or concerns. Students with prior extensive and documented work experience in the field may be exempt from the internship requirement, with the approval of the Masters in Graphic Design Program Director; however, such students will be required to substitute a 3-credit studio elective for the internship.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADG-704 Art and Architecture of the Italian Renaissance

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This international study course introduces students to Italian Renaissance art, artists and culture from the first evidence in the Italian Gothic (around the 1260s) to the Early and High Renaissance, predominantly in Florence and Venice, up to the 1600s. The course will survey the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture as works are studied individually, not only for their formal elements and visual importance, but also within their aesthetic, historic, political and cultural contexts. Class discussion and a visual analysis of works of art will encourage personal interpretation and critical thinking. This course is offered in conjunction with Italian Journal (ADG S702) on-site in Tuscany and Venice.

  • ADG-810 Graphic Design Graduate Seminar

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The graphic design graduate seminar should be taken during the student's first semester in the MAGD program, ideally before significant work on the thesis begins. The seminar will begin with class visits by visionaries and innovators in art-related fields, who will present their work, providing students the opportunity to begin exploration of these designers' thought processes. This exposure is intended to aid students in coalescing their own methods of thinking, approaching and executing their own work. Two student-designed projects will follow: a presentation on the work of a design innovator identified and selected by the student, and the compilation and execution of a theoretical project based on a societal need. Students are encouraged to present in any combination of field-appropriate media and both projects are intended to encourage the independent thinking required in the preparation of the thesis.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADG-850 Graphic Design & Business: a Symbiotic Relationship

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course students will learn about pertinent contemporary business practices that will give them an additional area of readiness for the profession. Students will emerge with the insights and necessary skills ready to put to use in the rapidly changing marketplace.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADG-900 Graphic Design Directed Study

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's consent required.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students complete a Directed Study Project under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. All Directed Study request forms must be accompanied by a written proposal and schedule, and must be approved by the faculty member, the Graduate Program Director and the Department Chair.

  • ADG-910 Graphic Design Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's consent required.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An Independent Study provides the student with the opportunity to examine an issue of interest that falls outside the parameters of the existing curricula. Students work one-on-one with a full-time faculty member to realize a particular and well-defined goal. Proposals for Independent Studies must be approved by the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office in advance of the semester during which the work will be completed.

  • ADG-S601 Basic Typography

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S151 or ADF S166

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will introduce students to the creative use of typography in the design process and will provide them with the skills and knowledge necessary to accurately specify and render type.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADG-S602 Computer Typography

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S201 OR ADG S601 AND ADG S219 OR ADG S619

    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 manipulation.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADG-S604 Design Beyond Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This multidisciplinary hybrid course will focus on contemporary trends within Graphic Design. Students will gain understanding through the study of communication and marketing theory case studies and how those theories can be connected to the contemporary issues and topics facing designers today.

  • ADG-S606 Graphic Design I

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S551 OR ADF S151 OR ADF S166

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Emphasizing the creative process from thumbnail to comprehensive, this course will also introduce the student to the language, tools, and techniques of the professional graphic designer. Attention will be paid to conceptualization, production and presentation in solving design problems. This course will expose the student to a series of assignments designed to show step-by-step problem solving from observation and research, to the incorporation of these findings into the design of communication vehicles.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADG-S607 Graphic Design II

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S206 OR ADG S606 AND ADG S219 OR ADGS 619

    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

  • ADG-S613 Web Design I

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S219 OR ADG S619

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will introduce basic web site design and creation skills to students in order to prepare them for more advanced study in Web Design II. The class will use a variety of industry standard software to design and create basic working websites. Students will learn HTML, XHTML and CSS. Javascript, Flash and Action Scripting will be discussed and presented as supplemental tools. Information architecture, wire frames, interface design, user experience and web page layouts will be explored in depth. The history, societal context and future of new media will be discussed throughout the semester.

  • ADG-S614 Illustration

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S102 OR ADF S502

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the skills necessary for meeting clients' illustration needs in a variety of media appropriate to their context. Emphasis will be placed on developing the ability to draw real objects and people while advancing a personal style. Students' development of visual research and photo reference, thumbnailing and rendering skills for a presentation of ideas and concepts while designing the proper environment for their illustration will be required.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADG-S619 Computer Applications in Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course students will learn the major software applications used by graphic designers, such as Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Through a series of problems, students will learn how and when to use specific software to produce their solutions and prepare portfolio-quality design. Intended for majors only. Normally offered Fall semester.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADG-S639 Master's Prep I

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed for Master's candidates selected by the program director. The focus of Master's Prep I is for students to develop comprehensive knowledge of the basic skills required of graphic designers. In this class students will complete a series of rapid-fire exercises including, but not limited to, the following: composition, color, understanding type and its application and story communication. Although conceptual thinking is not the primary focus of the course, at the end of each exercise, students will have the opportunity to reflect upon the conceptual thought processes involved in their assignments. The goal of Master's Prep I is to develop and ingrain these fundamental skills in design craft, enabling students to apply them to the projects throughout their graduation coursework.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADG-S644 Graphic Design III

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S602 OR ADI S202; ADG S607 OR ADG S207; ADG S619 OR ADG S219

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This continuation of Graphic Design I and II will concentrate on increasing sophistication in creative problem-solving abilities. The course will also develop a solid understanding of prepress terms and operations and the impact of technology on those operations. It will also provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enable students to make appropriate prepress decisions regarding more complex projects.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADG-S645 Graphic Design IV

    Prerequisites:

    ADG-S344 or ADG-S644

    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

  • ADG-S649 Master's Prep II

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S639 or instructor's permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is about discovering connections where one least expects them. It is about thinking as a journey into the unforeseen possibilities of sense and meaning. Through a series of exercises and assignments students will take on themes such as aesthetics, structure, context, deconstruction, and critical thinking and turn them into their own methodologies: How things are relationships of meaning, how form is the power of the surface, how context is the stage for sense, how sense is revived by taking things apart, and finally how critical thinking beheads the dragon of ideological tyranny. To be able to play this game, students are expected to possess the craft learned in Master's Prep I and apply it intuitively. This course will make a permanent mark on creative minds that don't need a muse to be free. Students will walk away knowing how to depend on their own thinking as a practical routine to tackle complex creative problems without the fear of being wrong.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADG-S654 Advanced Computer Applications

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S201 or ADG S601, ADG S202 or ADG S606, ADG S219 or ADG S619

    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 the 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

  • ADG-S702 Italian Journal: Paint and Drawing On Paper

    Prerequisites:

    ADF-S102 or ADF-S502

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This faculty-led study abroad course introduces the skills necessary for meeting clients' illustration needs in a variety of media appropriate to context. Florence, Italy and its environs will serve as the subject matter and catalyst in developing the ability to draw objects i.e. Architecture, people and the landscape while advancing a personal style. Study will begin with a pre-departure journal/bookbinding workshop at Suffolk University and move to the outdoors in and around Florence, Italy, Tuscan hill towns, and the Veneto, where students will explore basic illustration styles, methods and techniques.

    Term:

    Summer

  • ADG-S705 Conceptual Typography

    Prerequisites:

    instructor's consent required

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to build on core typography knowledge and further students' understanding of the conceptual possibilities of using type in design. Advanced typographic problems requiring the implementation of both traditional and alternative methods will facilitate a deeper exploration of modern communication issues including layered hierarchies, type in motion, typographic voice and illustration.

  • ADG-S711 Integrated Advertising

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S206/S606 and ADG S219/S619

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will provide instruction towards creatively translating marketing needs into innovative and effective advertising solutions through a series of challenging projects. Students will learn skills applicable to the advertising industry by focusing on creative executions across multiple-media applications including print, direct mail, collateral, outdoor, online, and other media. There will be emphases on idea generation and campaign development with the goal of message communication through the balance of various elements including page design, copywriting, typography, illustration, photography, and visual effects. The history of advertising from the early 20th century to the ever-changing complexity of today's digital landscape will be studied.

  • ADG-S712 Packaging Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S201 or ADG S601 AND ADG S206 or ADG S606 AND ADG S219 or ADG S619 OR Instructor Permission.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course, students will study the evolution and history of packaging design, discuss philosophies, learn industry terminology and examine contemporary designs. Using case studies, students will analyze the package design process from concept to production and over the course of the semester. Brand extension and consistency, packaging templates, professional procedures, product photography and printing will also be discussed.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S716 Interactive Project Development

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S740 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will allow students to take the skills learned in Web I, Web II and Advanced Topics, and apply them to the kinds of projects they'll see in a professional setting. The class will focus on challenging students to develop a holistic understanding of how the code they write affects their designs and vice versa, and to think about how all aspects of building a website affect the final user experience. There will also be a strong emphasis on expanding student digital portfolios with numerous projects based on actual client requests, fully mobile-friendly responsive sites, group projects and more. Students will learn related skills like server management, search engine optimization and how to work as part of a team. This class is intended to prepare students who plan to enter the web and interactive fields upon graduation.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S728 Designing for the Greater Good

    Prerequisites:

    ADG-S607 AND ADG-S619;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this class, students will study contemporary models of inspiring change through branding, systems design, and product design, and explore how design can have an impact in raising awareness and funding for social, environmental, political, and health issues. Students will work on three integrated design campaigns projects focused in social innovation, design of community, connected to health, and environmental impact to learn how to identify the opportunities to inspire change through design, and how to leverage print, social media, new fundraising tools, and online resources to create a successful effort. Students will also explore successful case studies in cause-related design.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S730 Motion Graphics

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This class will focus on learning and using specific software 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

  • ADG-S734 Publication Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S601, ADG S607, and ADG S619

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will focus on the skills necessary to create publications such as books, magazines, annual reports and catalogs. The goals of this course are three-fold: to further enhance the understanding of typography in regard to publications, to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to design publications for either a print or digital environment, and to integrate the students' own art and/or photography in their work.

  • ADG-S740 Web Design II

    Prerequisites:

    ADG-S213 or ADG-S613;

    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.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADG-S743 Advanced Topics in Interactive Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADG-S740

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to follow Web II (ADG S340/ADG S740) and will prepare you for the real-world experiences designers often encounter in the field of interactive media. You will continue your exploration of interactive design and choose a final project direction that furthers your understanding of interactive media. These topics include designing for and implementing Content Management Systems, designing and production for mobile computing platform uses, cross platform compatibility and concepts of information architecture, and designing with an emphasis on market needs for multimedia.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S748 Advanced Illustration for Designers

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S214 OR ADG S614

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on the preparation of illustration for specific markets within the product development and publishing fields. Independent development and proficiency in a variety of media and the learning of different methods of preparing artwork for reproduction in traditional printed and/or digital environments will be covered. The continuation of the development of a personal sketchbook, a photo reference file and the shooting of photographs for research will be further explored. Normally offered spring semester.

  • ADG-S760 Corporate Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADG-S202 or ADG-S602; ADG-S207 or ADG-S607;

    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, stationary, signage systems, marketing collateral/advertising/direct mail campaign development, environmental graphics, and websites . Normally offered fall semester.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S765 Digital Photography

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course offers students the experience of creating digital and film photographs while studying concepts of art direction and techniques that can enhance their compositions. The primary objective is to generate professional still and motion images for digital media, including the Web. Students will manipulate their photographic images using Photoshop rather than the traditional darkroom. Students will also learn how to photograph their own artwork and use a digital camera. Advanced students will be encouraged to explore independent tracks of study. Normally offered fall and spring semesters.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S766 Environmental Graphic Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A cross disciplinary course bringing together interior design students and graphic design students at the Masters level to collaborate on problem solving in the visual and built environments. In the studio, students will be exposed to design issues and problems, both experiential and graphic. Students will be working in teams bringing new insight to solutions for a variety of client/project types. Field trips to fabricators, professional firms and EGD sites will be included. This is a survey class designed to introduce students to ways of producing three-dimensional graphic design projects within the built environment.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S770 Artists' Books

    Prerequisites:

    ADG-S202 or ADG-S602; ADG-S207 or ADG-S607; ADF-S152 or ADF S552;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will cover traditional book design and construction techniques, as well as contemporary, non-traditional methods. Students will learn to blend design, craftsmanship and content to create books that are themselves works of art. This is a hands-on studio course.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADG-S785 Advanced Artists' Books

    Prerequisites:

    ADG-S370 or ADG-S770;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This class is designed for students who have completed Artists' Books (ADG S370/S770) and would like to continue their study of bookmaking. Students will delve deeper into traditional and contemporary book design, explore new techniques and fine tune their existing skills. In addition to learning more advanced techniques, students will decide their own direction for book construction. Graduate students who are working on their thesis will produce a completed prototype for presentation and a portfolio in book format. This is a hands-on studio course intended for graphic design and fine arts majors.

  • ADG-S805 Conceptual Typography

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S201 OR ADG S601.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this graduate studio, students will build on primary type skills and engage in advanced typographic problems utilizing both traditional and alternative methods. Students will also explore the conceptual attributes of type to better understand fundamental design issues. Topics will include hierarchy, communication vs. legibility, grids, layering and typographic translation. Open to graduate students only.

  • ADG-S820 Graphic Design Graduate Studio I

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this graduate studio, students will explore complex graphic design problems, particularly those requiring a multi-disciplinary approach. The goal of the course is to extend the student's viewpoint beyond simple one-dimensional solutions and to encourage thoughtful and inventive design, and innovative problem-solving.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADG-S822 Graphic Design Graduate Studio II

    Prerequisites:

    ADG S820

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this advanced-level studio, students will continue their exploration of the more complex graphic design projects begun in Graphic Design Graduate Studio I (ADG S820), with the emphasis on design problems requiring a multi-disciplinary approach. Students will be exposed to projects that encompass a broad variety of design circumstances, and they will be encouraged to guide clients to more inventive and unique solutions. Each project assigned has a student-generated component in its selected topic and scope. The formation of project details requires students to engage in considerable research prior to starting the application of design.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADG-S840 Thesis Research

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The Master's program in Graphic Design culminates in a thesis, an independent project based on an original idea designed and developed by the student in concert with a team of advisers. Thesis Research Studio requires the definition of a graphic design problem, research of case studies and visual works relevant to the thesis topic, and the creation of an outline for the thesis studio project. The class will culminate in the preparation of printed documentation, as well as an oral/visual presentation. All students are required to attend meetings outside of the scheduled class time for one on one instruction with their professor/adviser.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADG-S841 Thesis Research Continuation

    Credits:

    1.00- 3.00

    Description:

    This course is a continuation of Thesis Research Studio, ADG S840.If a student is unable to complete any phase of the Thesis sequence within a single semester and subsequently registers for a continuation of that phase, s/he may enroll for a combined total of no more than 3 credits of such continuations of that phase in order to complete the required coursework (Research, Studio or Documentation). These continuation courses may be taken for 1, 2, or 3 credits. The amount of in class/contact time will be reflected in the credit hours selected.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADG-S842 Graphic Design Thesis Studio

    Prerequisites:

    ADG 840

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The Graphic Design Thesis is a focused independent project on a single original topic, developed by the student working in conjunction with a team of advisors. During this studio course students will test various formats for visualizing their thesis and will execute the design work necessary to realize their project. Emphasis will be placed on creative inquiry and the development of unique solutions that are conceptually strong and content rich. The final thesis will be comprised of the design project along with extensive written documentation. Students must demonstrate independence in relation to their own design process and the ability to realize a complex graphic design solution.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADG-S843 Thesis Studio Continuation

    Prerequisites:

    ADG 840

    Credits:

    1.00- 3.00

    Description:

    This course is a continuation of Graphic Design Thesis Studio ADG S842. If a student is unable to complete any phase of the Thesis sequence within a single semester and subsequently registers for a continuation of that phase, s/he may enroll for a combined total of no more than 3 credits of such continuations of that phase in order to complete the required coursework (Research, Studio or Documentation). These continuation courses may be taken for 1, 2, or 3 credits. The amount of in class/contact time will be reflected in the credit hours selected.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADG-S844 Graphic Design Thesis Documentation Studio

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This studio course represents the final phase of the thesis process. Having defined the design problem, completed the necessary research and finalized the design solution, the students will then document the process and project in written and visual form. Thesis documentation will consist of the visual manifestation of the design solution as well the professional level production of a printed, bound volume or other appropriate format in which the thesis project, research, and solution are presented in both text and images. All students are required to attend meetings outside of the scheduled class time for one on one instruction with their professor/adviser.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADG-S845 Thesis Documentation Continuation

    Credits:

    1.00- 3.00

    Description:

    This course is a continuation of Graphic Design Thesis Documentation ADG S844. If a student is unable to complete any phase of the Thesis sequence within a single semester and subsequently registers for a continuation of that phase, s/he may enroll for a combined total of no more than 3 credits of such continuations of that phase in order to complete the required coursework (Research, Studio or Documentation). These continuation courses may be taken for 1, 2, or 3 credits. The amount of in class/contact time will be reflected in the credit hours selected.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADG-S900 Graphic Design Directed Studio

    Prerequisites:

    Program Directors consent required.

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Students complete a Directed Studio project under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. All Directed Studio request forms must be accompanied by a written proposal and schedule, and must be approved by the faculty member, the Graduate Program Director and the Department Chair.

  • ADI-621 History of Furniture & Architecture I

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The goal of this course is the enhancement of the student's critical comprehension of historic styles and the impact they have on contemporary design solutions. The survey begins with the Egyptian period and provides an overview of the history of furniture and architecture through the mid-1700s, including ancient Greece and Rome, the Gothic and Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo periods. Emphasis will be placed on chronological periods, the visual characteristics of each style including regional idiosyncrasies, and the terminology germane to a study of furniture and architecture.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-622 History of Furniture & Architecture II

    Prerequisites:

    ADI 221 or ADI 621.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A continuation of History of Furniture & Architecture I, this course will extend the investigation of furniture and architecture into the 20th century, while addressing issues concerning preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use. Drawing on the vast resources of the city of Boston and its environs, students will become actively involved in stylistic progression, local living history, and the benefits of preserving our past for future generations. Field trips will include visits to restored Federal, Victorian and Contemporary venues.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-642 Interior Codes & Construction

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: ADI S110 or S510

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines various interior construction assemblies of non-load-bearing walls, load-bearing walls, floors, stairs, elevators, fireplaces, ceilings, doors, interior windows, frames, millwork and fire-related construction. Emphasis will be placed on building codes including state, BOCA, Underwriters Laboratory, ASTM, state and federal accessibility codes and construction materials. Students will also be introduced to basic structural concepts and characteristics of structural materials.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-644 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

  • ADI-652 Environmental Systems

    Prerequisites:

    ADI 242 or ADI 642.

    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

  • ADI-654 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

  • ADI-700 Interior Design Graduate Internship

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S202 OR S602 AND ADI S303 OR S603

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    With the assistance of the faculty advisor, each student will identify an appropriate internship site with a local interior design firm. All interns are required to complete 150 hours of work/study within the semester, working a minimum of 8 hours per week under the direction of a qualified Interior Designer. Interns are expected to contribute to the host firm at a high level of design interaction. All interns will meet bi-weekly with the faculty advisor. The classroom seminars will reinforce new skills, share learning experiences, and answer questions or concerns. A firm site visit, production of firm profile, and participation in a professional organization are required within the seminar.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • ADI-706 Portfolio

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course teaches students how to develop a professional portfolio. Students will investigate overall development of portfolio content, substance, and design through a variety of hands-on exercises including digital and mock-up layout techniques; methods of documenting and archiving work; presentation formats; design influence investigation, and more.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-713 Advanced 3-Dimensional Color

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S143 or ADF S543

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course the student will explore three-dimensional aspects of color theory, including psychology, depth perception, and spatial context. Design elements of light, space, unity, and balance will be covered through lectures, in-class demonstrations, and class exercises. Criteria for color use, including contrast and harmony, will be explored for each application, with emphasis on each student's area of specialization. Open to graduate students only.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADI-784 Interiors Marketing & Contracts

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S201 or ADI S601 Intended for majors only

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will cover the business aspects of interior design, including management, client, and contractor relationships, project management, proposal writing, and market resourcing. In addition, students will be exposed to career planning practices, such as portfolio development, resume preparation, and interviewing techniques. Tour of architectural and interior design firms will also be included.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-835 History & Theory of Interior Architecture

    Prerequisites:

    ADI 621 OR ADI 221 AND ADI 222 OR ADI 622

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Much like the history of art, the history of interior design encompasses numerous styles, movements, and individual artistic contributions. It also reflects the influence of international, political, and social developments. A basic understanding of this history is important for the professional designer who often looks to the past for inspiration. This class will involve a study of historical interiors, styles and theory from several different viewpoints, examining their inherent qualities and contributions in order to better understand what constitutes a sense of place in the interior. Beginning with the Shaker movement and proceeding through the 20th century, the class will look at specific buildings, styles, movements, products, and materials that came to influence the interior space. Open to graduate students only.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADI-840 Thesis Research

    Prerequisites:

    ADI-S372 OR ADI-S772; Open to graduate students only

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students are expected to identify a thesis topic, conduct research, interpret it abstractly, identify an appropriate design vehicle that will prove the thesis, program the project, select a site, and begin pre-schematic design. The course is conducted in seminar format and is dedicated to self-directed independent research. Students learn research techniques, fact finding, scholarly writing conventions, and information organization, and are exposed to philosophical arguments that attempt to establish rules of language regarding design and art. Aesthetic theory, research, abstraction and programming are addressed as the basis for design. During class discussions, close attention is given to the construction of a thesis, preparation of its argument, and its justification.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-841 Thesis Research Continuation

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADI-S372 OR ADI-S772; Open to graduate students only

    Credits:

    1.00- 3.00

    Description:

    Students are expected to identify a thesis topic, conduct research, interpret it abstractly, identify an appropriate design vehicle that will prove the thesis, program the project, select a site, and begin pre-schematic design. The course is conducted in seminar format and is dedicated to self-directed independent research. Students learn research techniques, fact finding, scholarly writing conventions, and information organization, and are exposed to philosophical arguments that attempt to establish rules of language regarding design and art. Aesthetic theory, research, abstraction and programming are addressed as the basis for design. During class discussions, close attention is given to the construction of a thesis, preparation of its argument, and its justification. Normally offered each semester.

  • ADI-844 Thesis Documentation

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S842 Open to graduate students only

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course represents the final phase of the thesis process and constitutes the conclusion of the Master's program sequence. Having defined the design problem, and completed the research and design portions, the student will then document the project in written and visual form. The components will include construction documents and specifications, as well as a book in which the thesis proposal and results are composed in both text and images. The MAID thesis document serves as an exposition of the process and nature of the thesis program and ultimately serves as a resource of interior design research for the greater design community. Open to graduate students only.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-900 Interior Design Graduate Directed Study

    Prerequisites:

    Open to graduate students only. Consent of Program Director required.

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Directed study allows students to pursue an in-depth research project in an area of particular interest, directed by a qualified graduate faculty member. Program Director and Chairman consent required. Open to graduate students only. Normally offered each semester.

  • ADI-S506 Interior Design Communications

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S101 or ADF S501; and ADI S108 or ADI S508 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 presentation and portfolio purposes.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S508 Perspective Principles

    Prerequisites:

    Prior or concurrent drawing experience

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the systems of perspective developed during the Renaissance as a means of creating the illusion of 3-dimensional space on a 2-dimensional surface. Using 1-, 2-, and 3-point perspective, students will learn to effectively render the illusion of space. Students will learn a variety of creative architectural drawing techniques using various media, and both free-hand sketching and technical rendering methods will be emphasized.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S510 Digital Orthographics

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADI-S108 or ADI-S508 OR ADI-S205;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    To make ideas become reality, designers must create drawings that accurately communicate the finished project. This course will enable the student to produce 2-dimensional drawings that accurately depict the length, width, breadth, and height of the interior space, object, or project. Students will acquire the skills necessary for measured plans, elevations, and sections as well as isometric and axonometric drawing types. Both hand drafting and digital drawing techniques (CAD) will be included. Projects will be organized in increasing complexity as skills are mastered.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S601 Interior Design Studio I

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADF S552 and ADI S510; Take ADF S543 or ADF S166; Take ADI S506 or ADI S205

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This studio introduces students to basic design principles, design theory and concept development. Emphasis will be placed on design process, problem solving, spatial organization, anthropometrics, universal design awareness, and presentation techniques. Students will be given a series of projects of increasing complexity, utilizing and building upon the skills developed in the Foundation courses. Students will be expected to produce process diagrams, plans, elevations, models, and finish boards.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S602 Residential Design Studio

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S201 or ADI S601 AND ADF S102 OR ADF S502

    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

  • ADI-S603 Contract Design I

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S102 or S502, ADI S201 or S601, ADI 242 or 642, and ADI S264 or S664

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This commercial design studio focuses on the design of work environments. Students will develop programming and space planning skills unique to these environments through a series of small- to medium-sized projects. Emphasis will be placed on commercial precedents, programming, design process, human factors, building codes, ADA, spatial organization, detailing, presentation techniques, office furniture systems, equipment, finishes and lighting.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S604 Furniture & Detailing Studio

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S201 or S601 and ADI S264 or S664.

    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, the design process, human factors, accessibility, detailing, documentation and presentation techniques.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S605 Contract Design Studio II

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S202 or ADI S602 and ADI S303 or ADI S603 and ADI 221 or ADI 621 and ADI 222 or ADI 622 AND ADI S110 OR ADI S510.

    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 Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S664 Advanced Interior Design Communications

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S110 or ADI S510.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to advance and reinforce presentation techniques and graphic technical skills introduced in Interior Design Communications. Students will continue to develop their proficiency in free hand sketching, rendering and perspective, and will learn various three-dimensional rendering software and other digital imaging techniques.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S772 Construction Documents

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S110 or ADI S510, ADI S201 or ADI S601

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Building on the curriculum of Orthogonal Drawing, this course will explore in more detail the features of CAD and BIM software. Programs will be used as tools to draft, organize, and produce a set of construction documents. Students will complete a full set of contract documents.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S805 Form Study & Model Making

    Prerequisites:

    ADF S151 OR ADF S551

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This studio course is dedicated to the study of form in the three dimensions: length, breadth, and depth. Students will explore form at a conceptual level that will translate in future studios as it is applied to the built environment. They will look at the role of scale, light, texture, negative space, and proportion, as well as thematic and structural relationships in the creation of forms.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADI-S810 Advanced Lighting Design Studio

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S201 OR S601, ADI S202 OR S602, ADI S303 OR S603 AND ADI 254 or ADI 654, Take ADI-S372 OR ADI-S772;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Advanced Lighting Design Studio applies technical and creative theories about lighting design. The class will look at natural and artificial systems of light and the ways in which they impact the experience of inner space. Specifically, color, lamp source, measurement methods, and control will be addressed. Lighting will be explored as an extension of aesthetic intent. Open to graduate students only.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADI-S815 Human Factors & Universal Design

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S202 or ADI S602 and ADI 242 or ADI 642 and ADI S303 or ADI S603 and ADI S304 or ADI S604 and ADI S305 or ADI S605 and ADI 352 or ADI 652. Take ADI-S372 OR ADI-S772; Open to graduate students only

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The physiology and psychology of the client/user is one of the main factors influencing the design of the environment. This studio will present design problems that explore issues of ergonomics and proxemics as they apply to interior design. Universal design, design that creates accessibility, will be the context for the studio design problem(s). Discussions will cover the following: interaction of environment and the user's culture, genre, stage of life cycle, and physical capabilities. Open to graduate students only.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADI-S820 Advanced Materials & Methods Studio

    Prerequisites:

    ADI 242/642, ADI 244/644, ADI S303/S603, ADI S305/S605, and ADI 352/652. Take ADI-S372 OR ADI-S772; Open to graduate students only.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This studio provides students with a more sophisticated understanding of structural and constructional issues and their impact on the design and planning of interior environments. The studio studies the influence of choices of materials on methods of construction and detailing, requiring students to identify and resolve construction-related issues by putting together a set of detailed construction drawings. Students sketch and analyze the works of prominent designers, and conduct precedent and market research to locate and specify materials, products, and technical information. Open to graduate students only.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ADI-S825 History & Style Studio

    Prerequisites:

    ADI 221/621, ADI 222/622, ADI S303/S603, and ADI S305/S605. Take ADI-S372 OR ADI-S772; Open to graduate students only.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Interior design does not exist in a vacuum, but is embodied in the historical agenda of its time. In History & Style Studio, we will explore the catalysts of style and design throughout particular periods of modern design history and will analyze those movements' influences through readings, discussions, slide lectures, films, and design projects. Projects dealing with residential, hospitality, and retail environments as well as the purely conceptual, will deal with stylistic and influential issues and solutions and will draw on precedents of style for inspiration. Open to graduate students only.

    Term:

    Summer

  • ADI-S830 3-D Visualization Studio

    Prerequisites:

    ADI S372/S772. Open to graduate students only.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will develop a student's ability to visualize their designs through a digital medium. Software such as AutoCAD, 3D Studio Viz R3, and PhotoShop will be the vehicles used to produce a series of images and animation sequences to illustrate students' designs. This class is lab intensive.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADI-S837 Sustainable Design

    Prerequisites:

    TAKE ADI-S602, ADI-642, ADI-S603, ADI-S604, ADI-S605 ADI-652 AND ADI-S772;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The design community, along with society as a whole, has become aware that a new, more bio-friendly approach to design must be taken if we are to stop polluting our earth, wasting energy and resources, and jeopardizing our own health and that of other species. Design firms are therefore being looked to for expertise in these areas, and educated designers must be conversant with both the design strategies and building technologies associated with environmentally responsible structures and spaces. This studio course is designed to acquaint students with the implementation strategies for such design, through a series of lectures, case studies, and projects.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ADI-S842 Interior Design Thesis Studio

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADI-S372 OR ADI-S772;ADI 840

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The NESADSU MAID thesis follows completion of Thesis Research (ADI 840) and comprises an independent project executed by each student working with a team of advisors. Realization of the thesis project includes schematic design to detailing and must demonstrate the student's understanding of the historical, technological and aesthetic parameters of interior design. The final thesis project is comprised of an interior design project and a written statement. Students must demonstrate independence in relationship to their own design process and ability to realize an interior design project. Open to graduate students only.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ADI-S843 Thesis Studio Continuation

    Prerequisites:

    Take ADI-S372 OR ADI-S772;ADI 840

    Credits:

    1.00- 3.00

    Description:

    The NESADSU MAID thesis follows completion of Thesis Research (ADI 840) and comprises an independent project executed by each student working with a team of advisors. Realization of the thesis project includes schematic design to detailing and must demonstrate the student's understanding of the historical, technological and aesthetic parameters of interior design. The final thesis project is comprised of an interior design project and a written statement. Students must demonstrate independence in relationship to their own design process and ability to realize an interior design project. Open to graduate students only. Normally offered each semester.

  • ADI-S866 Environmental Graphic Design Studio

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A cross disciplinary course bringing together interior design students and graphic design students at the graduate level to collaborate on problem solving in the visual and built environments. In the studio, students will be exposed to design issues and problems, both experiential and graphic. Students will be working in teams bringing new insight to solutions for a variety of client/project types. Field trips to fabricators, professional firms and EGD sites will be included. This is a survey class designed to introduce students to ways of producing three dimensional graphic design projects within the built environment.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ADI-S900 Interior Design Directed Studio

    Prerequisites:

    Approval of Program Director and NESADSU Chairman

    Credits:

    1.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Directed study/studio allows students to pursue an in-depth research project in an area of particular interest, directed by a qualified graduate faculty member. Open to graduate students only. Normally offered each semester.